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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 41

    NINE ICONS OF IMAM 'ALI

    QAJAR IRAN, 19TH CENTURY

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    NINE ICONS OF IMAM 'ALI
    QAJAR IRAN, 19TH CENTURY
    Comprising a large painting on copper panel of Imam 'Ali mounted on his horse, various religious vignettes around, on light green ground, with wooden frame; a watercolour of Imam 'Ali, Hasan and Husayn, a lion to their side, surrounded with 10 illustrated medallions of various episodes of the Imam's life; one lacquer board of Imam 'Ali, Hasan and Husayn, mounted on panel; and five watercolours of Imam 'Ali with Hasan and Husayn, some with decorative calligraphic borders; each individually mounted, framed and glazed
    The largest 24 x 20 ¼in. (61 x 51.3cm.)


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