31 March 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 4,000
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 4,000
ALEXANDER IN INDIA
SAFAVID SHIRAZ, 16TH CENTURY
From the Shahnama, gouache heightened with gold on paper, Alexander on horseback engages in battle with an Indian horsemen whilst a slain archer falls off his elephant, his helmet and shield laying on the battlefield, a group of horsemen follow Alexander carrying arms and standards breaking across the margin, in a rocky landscape with blue sky and small Chinese clouds, text of black nasta'liq divided in four columns above and below, a full page with 28ll. of black nasta'liq within four columns with gold rules and blue frame on the reverse, some scuffing, mounted
Miniature 3½ x 6½in. (9 x 16.4cm.); folio 13 5/8 x 9¼in. (34.7 x 23.4cm.)
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