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Lot 185: AN ILLUSTRATED AND ILLUMINATED LEAF FROM A MANUSCRIPT OF FIRDAUSI'S SHAHNAMEH: THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN AFRASIYAB AND MANUCHEHR, PERSIA, POSSIBLY HERAT, SAFAVID, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: gouache heightened with gold on paper, the painted area extending into the outer margins, 5 lines of text to the lower left in 2 columns in nasta'liq script, reverse with 16 lines of text written horizontally and diagonally with a heading in red
In generally good overall condition, minor worm holes, colours bright, thumbed, paper repair to lower edge, as viewed.
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Dimensions: leaf: 32.2 by 20cm.