• 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 113

    TWO MINIATURES FROM THE KHAMSEH OF NIZAMI

    SAFAVID SHIRAZ, 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    TWO MINIATURES FROM THE KHAMSEH OF NIZAMI
    SAFAVID SHIRAZ, 16TH CENTURY
    Gouache on paper heightened with gold, one miniature depicting a emaciated Majnun, his head leaning on Layla's lap, the scene watched by attentive gazelles, foxes and a lion, a white leopard in a rocky massif above, the second miniature from the story of Khusraw and Shirin depicting a polo game with two double minaret-shaped goals and four players, crowds watch around, both with a line of text above and below, laid down on gold speckled pink or blue paper margins between gold and polychrome borders, the reverse mounted to the side with 10 or 11ll. of black nasta'liq arranged in two columns, mounted, framed and glazed
    Each folio 11¾ x 8¾in. (30 x 22cm.) (2)


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