The central part of the Haft paykar elaborates on a series of visits made by Bahram to the princesses of the seven climes. Each princess relates an edifying story on kingly virtues, followed by the pleasures of feasting and love, as depicted here. In the central oval on the top of this pen case are images of the Virgin Mary and infant Jesus, an atypical addition to this allegorical epic.
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