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SHEIKH RUZBIHAN AL-BAQLI RECLINING BEFORE A BRAZIER
SAFAVID IRAN, 16TH CENTURY
From the Majalis al-'Ushshaq of Gazargahi, gouache heightened with gold on paper, a ruler reclines before a brazier flanked by attendants and onlookers, set inside a richly and geometrically decorated interior, lines of elegant nasta'liq above and below, in two columns with gold rules on gold-sprinkled ground, mounted, framed and glazed
Painting 5½ x 5¼in. (14 x 13.3cm.)

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Lot Essay

The distinctive slightly rounded red turban batons in our painting are very similar to those depicted in an illustration to a shahnama attributed by Lale Uluç to Safavid Shiraz circa 1560, (Lale Uluç, Turkman Governors Shiraz Artisans and Ottoman collectors: Sixteenth Century Shiraz Manuscripts, Istanbul 2006, no.127, p.178).
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