7 October 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 27,500
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
PORTRAIT OF A LADY
SAFAVID IRAN, 17TH CENTURY
Pen and ink heightened with gold on paper, a woman stands wearing flowing robes and belt and hat with gold trimmings, holding a rose in her right hand, around her a leafy landscape with flowering trees, shrubs and birds, laid down between gold borders, panels of black nasta'liq and a gold and polychrome illuminated headpiece, and a minor border of blue marbled paper on black card, slight scuffing affecting the miniature
Miniature 8¼ x 3¼in. (21 x 8.2cm.); folio 16 x 10¾in. (40.6 x 27.2cm.)
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