• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7751

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    6 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 117

    A DEER HUNT

    PROBABLY KHORASSAN, IRAN, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A DEER HUNT
    PROBABLY KHORASSAN, IRAN, 17TH CENTURY
    Gouache heightened with gold on paper, two young men hunt deer, one kneels over his kill, his dog and horse surrounding him, the other holds a gun and stalks a deer in the rocky landscape along the upper edge of the miniature, in the middle of the composition a third young man, holding a falcon sits upon his horse, two attendants stand around, one holding a bow and arrow, the other a deer, laid down between gold and polychrome rules on turquoise silver sprinkled borders, mounted, framed and glazed;together with a 20th century Tehran school miniature of a procession through a landscape
    Miniature 8 3/8 x 4 7/8in. (21 x 12.2cm.); folio 10 x 6½in. (25.4 x 16.8cm.)


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