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TWO ALBUM LEAVES
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TWO ALBUM LEAVES

THE PAINTINGS, RAJASTHAN, EARLY 18TH CENTURY; THE CALLIGRAPHY, IRAN, 17TH CENTURY

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TWO ALBUM LEAVES
THE PAINTINGS, RAJASTHAN, EARLY 18TH CENTURY; THE CALLIGRAPHY, IRAN, 17TH CENTURY
Comprising two folios, recto of the first with ink on paper with 4ll. of diagonal black nasta’liq framed by further small nasta’liq panels, within a border of small similar panels on blue ground on wide blue margins, verso in opaque pigments heightened with gold depicting a prince leaving his mistress asleep on a terrace (Lalita Ragini), on wide green margins, some scuffing and flaking of paint, recto of the second with opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper depicting an Indian couple in a landscape, laid down between margins of pink and blue, verso with a nasta’liq quatrain on gold-speckled paper, signed Muhammad ‘Arif Qadari, laid down within blue borders on yellow margins
Folios 11 3/8 x 6 7/8in. (29 x 17.6cm.)
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