• 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 121

    THE DEATH OF BAHRAM CHUBINA

    ATTRIBUTABLE TO MU'IN MUSAVVIR, ISFAHAN, IRAN, CIRCA 1640

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    THE DEATH OF BAHRAM CHUBINA
    ATTRIBUTABLE TO MU'IN MUSAVVIR, ISFAHAN, IRAN, CIRCA 1640
    From the Shahnama of Firdawsi, gouache heightened with gold on paper, the dead Bahram Chubina lies, his head in the lap of his kneeling sister who wears blue robes, two figures kneel before him, three cusped arches behind them, each containing leafy landscapes, added identification inscriptions above Bahram Chubina and his sister, within gold and polychrome rules, with lines of nasta'liq arranged in four columns above and two columns below, one heading in larger red nasta'liq, mounted, framed and glazed
    Miniature at largest 6½ x 5½in. (16.5 x 14.1cm.); folio 10 1/8 x 7 7/8in. (25.6 x 19.7cm.)


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