1 May 2001
A LACQUER BINDING
Probably Shiraz, 16th Century
The two gold lacquer boards painted with scenes of courtly life, one with a young prince attended by musicians and dancers in an interior, the other with a young prince seated on a carpet in a garden watched by ladies, the doublures red with central black medallion containing gold floral motifs, small areas of restoration
Folio 8 7/8 x 4 7/8in. (22.5 x 12.2cm.)
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Bernheimer Fine Arts, London, 10-27 June 1986.
Catalogue edited by B.W. Robinson.No.2.
This is a very rare example of a Safavid lacquer binding. The scenes are typical of manuscript illustration of the first half of the 16th century in Shiraz.
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