• 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 118

    'ARDASHIR ASKS FOR THE HAND OF ARDAVAN'S DAUGHTER

    SAFAVID ISFAHAN, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    'ARDASHIR ASKS FOR THE HAND OF ARDAVAN'S DAUGHTER
    SAFAVID ISFAHAN, 17TH CENTURY
    From the Shahnama of Firdawsi, gouache heightened with gold on paper, the scene probably depicting the wedding between 'Ardashir and Ardavan's daughter, wearing richly adorned hats seated in an interior and surrounded by two musicians and an attendant, the miniature within a text panel arranged in four columns with double intercolumnar divisions, a title in red nasta'liq, mounted, framed and glazed
    Folio 12¼ x 5½in. (31 x 14cm.)


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