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    Sale 12283

    Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds

    21 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 231

    TWO FOLIOS FROM A PERSIAN EPIC

    SHIRAZ, SAFAVID IRAN, MID 16TH CENTURY

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    TWO FOLIOS FROM A PERSIAN EPIC
    SHIRAZ, SAFAVID IRAN, MID 16TH CENTURY
    Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the first with an enthroned ruler giving an audience, the second with two noblemen, one mounted, the other on foot, in a landscape, the reverse with text in black nasta'liq script
    Folio 10 ½ x 6 ¼in. ( 26.8 x 15.9cm.); paintings 4 1/8 x 3 ½in. (10.5 x 9cm.) and 4 3/8 x 3 5/8in. (11 x 9.3cm.)


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