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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 273


    GOLCONDA, DATED AH 1026/1617-18 AD

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    GOLCONDA, DATED AH 1026/1617-18 AD
    The slightly curved steel panel of waisted form, with medial ridge ending in a drop-shaped stepped raised panel in the centre of the brow, above this an inscription which reads 'Abu'l Muzaffar Sultan Muhammad Qutb Shah, Sana 1026', the edges with double raised ridge and pins, some minor damages to the edges
    23 7/8in. (60.7cm.)

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    A very similar chanfron is in the collection of the Furusiyya Art Foundation (Bashir Mohamed, The Arts of the Muslim Knight, Milan, 2007, no.330, p.344). That example like ours has the name of the ruler engraved across the forehead. Both inscriptions appear to be identical. Here it can be read clearer and demonstrates that both were made for, or at least at one stage were in the service of Sultan Muhammad Qutub Shah in Golconda (r.1612-1626 AD). The date on this chanfron is in the middle of his reign.

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