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Lot 186: AN ILLUSTRATED AND ILLUMINATED LEAF FROM A MANUSCRIPT OF FIRDAUSI'S SHAHNAMEH: MANUCHEHR KILLS TUR IN BATTLE, PERSIA, SAFAVID, MID-16TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: gouache heightened with gold on paper, the painted area extending into the outer margins, 6 lines of text within 4 columns written in nasta'liq script in black ink within cloud bands against a gold ground, catchword, reverse with 21 lines of nasta'liq text, 2 lines written on the diagonal within illuminated panels
In generally good overall condition, repaired at edge, colours vivid and gold bright, as viewed.
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Provenance: Jean Soustiel, Objets d'Art de l'Islam, 2, Présentation d'un ensemble d'objets d'art musulman appartenant à Joseph Soustiel, 25 Oct. - 8 Nov. 1974, Paris, no.12.
painting: 22.5 by 20.5cm. max.
leaf: 33.5 by 21.2cm.
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