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    Sale 7615

    Art of The Islamic And Indian Worlds

    7 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 256

    SHAH HUMAYUN AND HIS ATTENDANTS

    MUGHAL INDIA, LATE 16TH CENTURY

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    SHAH HUMAYUN AND HIS ATTENDANTS
    MUGHAL INDIA, LATE 16TH CENTURY
    Ink on paper, Shah Humayun sits cross-legged on a carpet wearing long robes and turban, whilst before him kneels a man paying respects and behind him waits an attendant, large tree in the background, identification inscription in black nasta'liq below, laid down between cobalt, cream and turquoise card with gold floral illumination on wide cream margins with repeating gold three-leaved stems, verso with 6ll. of black nasta'liq in clouds reserved against gold between similar margins, with white card mounts
    Miniature 5¼ x 3½in. (13.2 x 9cm.); folio 14 x 10½in. (35.5 x 26.5cm.)


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    The identification inscription on this painting reads, 'Portrait of the King who has the rank of Jamshid, Houmayun Padshah'. The calligraphy on the reverse are unsigned Persian verses.

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