• 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 112

    RUSTAM COOKING OBSERVED BY BAHMAN

    QAZVIN, IRAN, CIRCA 1580

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    RUSTAM COOKING OBSERVED BY BAHMAN
    QAZVIN, IRAN, CIRCA 1580
    A scene from Firdawsi's Shahnama, gouache heightened with gold on paper, Rustam sits cross legged in a clearing roasting an animal on a spit, three attendants kneel around him, a number of gold vessels and dishes before them, Rustam's horse Rakhsh stands drinking from a silver stream in the lower right hand corner, with leafy and rocky landscape above and extending into the margin from which Bahman looks on, catchword in the lower left hand corner, areas of repainting, mounted, framed and glazed
    Folio 10 x 7 5/8in. (25.4 x 19.2cm.)


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