Figure of a youth
Qazwin or Khorassan, 1570-80

Gouache heightened with gold on paper, the young man, wearing orange robes, blue coat and gold turban, stands with a hawk on his right wrist, his left hand at his waist, buff ground painted with gold flowers and a sapling, gold and polychrome illuminated cartouche and inscription border within gold and green margins, (some creasing and flaking), outer blue border painted with gold meandering vine, blue, red, green and gold outer margins, blue outer rule, on gold-sprinkled pink leaf, (some water-staining and wear), verso with 9ll. of nasta'liq in two sizes within illuminated panels, gold-sprinkled blue leaf, mounted, framed and glazed
miniature 6 x 2½in. (15.3 x 6.4cm.)

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