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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 210

    A RUSSIAN ABOUT TO KILL A FEMALE WARRIOR FROM ALEXANDER'S ARMY

    SAFAVID SHIRAZ, CIRCA 1560

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    A RUSSIAN ABOUT TO KILL A FEMALE WARRIOR FROM ALEXANDER'S ARMY
    SAFAVID SHIRAZ, CIRCA 1560
    A Zengi wrestles a lady in a landscape watched on either side by soilders on foot and horseback, above and below panels of nasta'liq calligraphy in cloud bands on gold ground with floral illumination, small areas of fading, flaking or oxidation of paint, verso with 20ll. of black nasta'liq arranged in four columns with gold and polychrome intercolumnar rule
    8 1/8 x 4 5/8in. (20.4 x 11.7cm.)


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    A miniature from the Khamsah of Nizami, from the book of the Sharfnamah.

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