• 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 143

    HUMAN AND TUS BEFORE THEIR COMBAT

    SAFAVID IRAN, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    HUMAN AND TUS BEFORE THEIR COMBAT
    SAFAVID IRAN, 17TH CENTURY
    Scene from Firdawsi's Shahnama, gouache heightened with gold on paper, two soliders mounted on horseback confront each other against a rocky landscape, further soilders look on from each side of the composition, below 18ll. of black nasta'liq arranged in four columns, one heading in red, the reverse with further lines of nasta'liq, laid down on brown card, some losses to the margins
    Miniature 3½ x 6½in. (8.8 x 16.5cm.); folio 14 x 9 5/8in. (35.5 x 24.3cm.)


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