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    Sale 7615

    Art of The Islamic And Indian Worlds

    7 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 295

    HARUN AL-RASHID IN THE BATH-HOUSE

    TIMURID IRAN, 15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    HARUN AL-RASHID IN THE BATH-HOUSE
    TIMURID IRAN, 15TH CENTURY
    From the Khamsa of Nizami, gouache heightened with gold on paper, a group of men wearing blue and green towels stand around a central octagonal fountain at various stages of their hamam, attended by servants who carry buckets and one with a large candlestick, four columns of black nasta'liq with gold intercolumnar rules, between gold and black rules on buff card, some flaking and fading of paint
    Miniature 5 3/8 x 5 1/8in. (13.5 x 13cm.); folio 8¼ x 6½in. (21 x 16.5cm.)


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