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    Sale 5331

    Indian and Islamic Works of Art and Textiles

    11 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 100

    THE BATTLE BETWEEN BAKTURUN AND SIMJURI, TIMURID IRAN, CIRCA 1430

    Price Realised  

    THE BATTLE BETWEEN BAKTURUN AND SIMJURI, TIMURID IRAN, CIRCA 1430
    Gouache on paper heightened with gold, from a manuscript of The History of the World, the two mounted warriors at the centre of the composition facing each other in battle, one brandishing a sword, the other aiming a bow and arrow at his enemey, twenty-four lines of naskh below, the reverse with thirty-fine lines of naskh - folio 17 x 13 1/8in (43.2 x 33.3cm)


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