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    Sale 5334

    Islamic Works of Art & Textiles

    6 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 415

    A DRAGON AT BAY, HASAN 'ABBAS MUSAWWIR, TABRIZ, 984AH/1576AD

    Price Realised  

    A DRAGON AT BAY, HASAN 'ABBAS MUSAWWIR, TABRIZ, 984AH/1576AD
    Ink on buff paper heightened with watercolour, in a rocky landscape a warrior astride his galloping steed spears a fierce writhing dragon who claws at a tree, to one side another warrior takes cover behind a rock while below two others wield bow and arrow, signed on the rock below, green and red margins between black rules, panels of large thuluth calligraphy above and below, with panels of nasta'liq and shikasteh at either side, mounted on marbled card - drawing 10 1/2 x 6 1/4in (26.6 x 15.9cm); and another drawing of a dragon (2)


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