• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 108

    ISFANDIYAR LIFTS KOHROM FROM HIS HORSE

    SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    ISFANDIYAR LIFTS KOHROM FROM HIS HORSE
    SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY
    From the Shahnama of Firdawsi, gouache heightened with gold on paper, Isfandiyar and Kohrom, son of Arjasp, engage in battle, Isfandiyar lifting Kohrom above his head whilst still mounted on his horse, around them a green hilly landscape, with four columns of nasta'liq above and below with double gold interlinear rule, the reverse with further lines of nasta'liq, folio trimmed, small area of wormholing, flaking, between green margins with floral lattice design, mounted
    Miniature 4 3/8 x 6 7/8in. (11.2 x 17.5cm.); folio 5¼ x 6 7/8in. (13.1 x 17.5cm.)


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