16 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,250
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
TWO SAFAVID MINIATURE PAINTINGS OF KHUSRAW AND SHIRIN, IRAN, 17TH CENTURY
Gouache on paper heightened with gilt, the first depicting Khusraw being cared for by Shirin in a rocky landscape with wild animals at his side, an encampment behind and mounted figures in the mountains, the second depicting Shirin bathing, her attendant holding a towel and her clothes in a tree, being approached by Khusraw, many mounted figures behind, both with floral gilt margins, mounted, glazed and framed - folio 10 x 7in (25.5 x 17.8in) (2)
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