• 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 262

    RUSTAM AND THE WHITE DIV

    LAHORE, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    RUSTAM AND THE WHITE DIV
    LAHORE, 18TH CENTURY
    A miniature from Firdawsi's Shahnama, gouache heightened with gold on paper, at the centre of the composition, in a green clearing, Rustam kneels over the white div whom he has just slain, around him a rocky landscape over which soliders and divs look on, laid down between minor blue and gold floral borders and rules on wide gold speckled folio, laid down on card
    Miniature 8¼ x 6¼in. (20.9 x 15.7cm.); folio 17 3/8 x 12 3/8in. (44 x 31.4cm.)


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