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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 183

    RUSTAM AND THE WHITE DIV

    SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY

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    RUSTAM AND THE WHITE DIV
    SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY
    From a Shahnama manuscript, gouache heightened with gold, Rustam slays the mighty white div in the dark cave watched by divs and attendants from behind the cover of nearby rocks, in a rocky light purple landscape, lines of black nasta'liq in cloud-bands reserved on gold ground in four columns above and below, within polychrome rules and gold frame, the reverse with full text page of 25ll. of black nasta'liq divided in four columns, slight scuffing, mounted
    Miniature 8 5/8 x 5¼in. (22.1 x 13.1cm.); folio 9½ x 6in. (24.1 x 15.1cm.)


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