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Lot 183: AN ILLUSTRATED AND ILLUMINATED LEAF FROM A DIWAN OF HAFIZ (D.1390 AD): A SHEIKH AND YOUTH SEATED IN A GARDEN, WESTERN PERSIA, SAFAVID, PROBABLY QAZWIN, 989 AH/1581-82 AD |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: gouache heightened with gold on paper, 7 lines of text in nasta'liq script within 2 columns beneath the painting with a blank illuminated heading panel in between, reverse with 14 lines of text, outer margins filled with large scrolling plants and animals
In good overall condition, colours vivid and gold bright, ink bold, as viewed.
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painting: 9 by 7.5cm.
leaf: 27.2 by 17.5cm.