• 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 253

    A TROUPE OF ACROBATS

    PROVINCIAL MUGHAL, INDIA, CIRCA 1700-1720

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    A TROUPE OF ACROBATS
    PROVINCIAL MUGHAL, INDIA, CIRCA 1700-1720
    Gouache heightened with gold on paper, a band of twelve acrobats support each other in a complex balancing act in a green landscape, some simultaneously smoking, playing instruments and brandishing swords, another figure looks on playing a drum, a large 8-pointed star beneath the acrobats, laid down between navy gold-illuminated minor borders and wide gold borders with polychrome floral illumination, slight scuffing and staining
    8 x 4¾in. (20.3 x 12.1cm.); folio 16¾ x 10 7/8in. (42.5 x 27.5cm.)


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