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Tomb of Saʿdi

Tomb of Saʿdi

From Eugène Napoléon Jean-Baptiste Flandin, Voyage en Perse de MM Eugène Flandin et Pascal Coste, Paris, Gide et J Baudry, 1843–54

State Library of Victoria, RARESEF 913.355 F61, plate 87

Voyage en Perse, written by French painter Eugène Flandin and illustrated by the author with the architect Pascal Coste, is highly regarded for its precise illustrations and its detailed accounts of history, archaeology, art, architecture and daily and court life during the Qajar period. The tomb of the poet Saʿdi in Shiraz, rebuilt since depicted here, continues to be an important pilgrimage site for the poet's many devotees, who come to contemplate and recite his poetry.