7 April 2011
A CALLIGRAPHIC COMPOSITION
ATTRIBUTABLE TO BAHADUR SHAH ZAFAR, INDIA, MID 19TH CENTURY
Ink and gouache on paper, the calligraphy playfully arranged in the form of a scorpion on green speckled ground, the outline with feelers, eyes, legs and tail all drawn in brown around, with plain red outer rule, later inscription below, some losses
12 x 9in. (31 x 22.5cm.)
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