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    Sale 7674

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    30 October 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 36

    Obeid Srour Al-Mas (Emirati, b. 1955)

    Wa Al-A'asru inna Al-Insana lafi Khasr(By Time, Verily Man is in Loss)

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    Obeid Srour Al-Mas (Emirati, b. 1955)
    Wa Al-A'asru inna Al-Insana lafi Khasr(By Time, Verily Man is in Loss)
    signed and dated in Arabic (lower right); titled in Arabic (on the reverse)
    acrylic on panel
    31¾ x 47½in. (80.3 x 120.5cm.)
    Painted in 1987


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    The text in this painting is from Ayat Al-Kursi (the "Throne Verse"), one of the most widely quoted passages from the Holy Qur'an.

    Saleroom Notice

    This lot was sourced in the UAE and if bought by a UAE resident is duty exempt.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR IN THE UAE