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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 213

    LAYLA STRIKES IBN SALAM AS HE ATTEMPTS TO TOUCH HER

    SAFAVID SHIRAZ, CIRCA 1560

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    LAYLA STRIKES IBN SALAM AS HE ATTEMPTS TO TOUCH HER
    SAFAVID SHIRAZ, CIRCA 1560
    Gouache heightened with gold on paper, Layla sits on her pile of nine brightly coloured mattresses as Ibn Salam, her husband, falls from it, to the right of the composition, Layla's handmaidens sit on a balcony and another servant enters the room holding a gold dish, above and below 2ll. of black nasta'liq arranged in four columns in cloud bands on gold ground with floral polychrome illumination, the miniature with minor areas of creasing and smudging, verso with 10ll. of nasta'liq in alternating horizontal and vertical panels in four columns, the intersticies with gold and polychrome illumination
    8 3/8 x 6 3/8in. (21.3 x 16.2cm.)


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    A miniature from the Khamsah of Nizami, from the book of Layla va Majnun.

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