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TWO ALBUM LEAVES WITH ILLUSTRATIONS FROM A NAYIKA-BHEDA SERIES
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TWO ALBUM LEAVES WITH ILLUSTRATIONS FROM A NAYIKA-BHEDA SERIES

THE PAINTINGS, HYDERABAD, CENTRAL INDIA, EARLY 18TH CENTURY; THE CALLIGRAPHY, IRAN, 16TH CENTURY AND LATER

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TWO ALBUM LEAVES WITH ILLUSTRATIONS FROM A NAYIKA-BHEDA SERIES
THE PAINTINGS, HYDERABAD, CENTRAL INDIA, EARLY 18TH CENTURY; THE CALLIGRAPHY, IRAN, 16TH CENTURY AND LATER
The two paintings in opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the first depicting a lady drawing her lover whilst attended by her maidservant (Chitrini Nayika), the second depicting a prince and his mistress on a terrace estranged by a quarrel (Abhisandhita or Kalahantarita Nayika), each on wide pink card margins, recto of the first painting with a calligraphic panel with 2ll. of thuluth framing 2ll. of smaller naskh, verso of the second with a panel with 11ll. of neat black shikasteh signed Mir Afzal al-Husayni, within gold-illuminated blue borders and pink margins
Folios 11 3/8 x 6 7/8in. (29 x 17.6cm.)
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