• 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 114

    KHUSRAW AND SHIRIN AT POLO

    SAFAVID SHIRAZ, CIRCA 1570 AD

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    KHUSRAW AND SHIRIN AT POLO
    SAFAVID SHIRAZ, CIRCA 1570 AD
    From the Khusraw and Shirin of Nizami, gouache heightened with gold on paper, a vigourous game of polo takes place at the centre of the composition as spectators look on from the sides, an elaborately decorated building behind housing further spectators and musicians above, with lines of black nasta'liq arranged in four columns and one heading in white on a gold floral ground, with gold and polychrome rules, mounted, framed and glazed
    Miniature at largest 12½ x 7 5/8in. (31.5 x 19.4cm.); folio 12¾ x 8in. (32.4 x 20.2cm.)


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