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    Sale 5100

    Indian & Islamic Works of Art

    26 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 426

    AN ELEPHANT PROCESSION, SAFAVID SHIRAZ, CIRCA 1580

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    AN ELEPHANT PROCESSION, SAFAVID SHIRAZ, CIRCA 1580
    Miniature from a manuscript, gouache heightened with gold on paper, a procession of elephants, one carrying a hidden princess in a palanquin, another with a monkey on its back, watched by a crowd from behind a hill and a prince from a tower, four columns of nasta'liq above and below, some flaking, stained in places, framed and glazed - miniature 7 1/4 x 5 1/4in (17.8 x 13.2cm)


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