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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 191

    ISFANDIYAR CATCHES GURGSAR

    SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    ISFANDIYAR CATCHES GURGSAR
    SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY
    Gouache heightened with gold and silver on paper, Isfandiyar rides a horse while lassoing Gurgsar, an army of demons on the left side of a pale pink and blue landscape with small silver stream, seven knights face the demons, one of the horsemen carries a large orange standard which breaks into the margin, with gold sky, the text in four columns of black nasta'liq above and below the miniature, within gold and polychrome frame, mounted with another folio with 25ll. of black nasta'liq within gold and polychrome frame, divided in four columns with double-ruled intercolumnar division and small gold triangular panels, headings in white on gold illuminated panels, mounted, some scuffing, old damages and repairs in the margins
    Miniature 9 3/8 x 7in. (23.6 x 18cm); folio 13¾ x 9 1/8in. (34.7 x 22.9cm.)


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