Lot 188: AN ILLUSTRATED AND ILLUMINATED LEAF FROM A MANUSCRIPT OF FIRDAUSI'S SHAHNAMEH: ROHHAM FATALLY WOUNDS FORUD, SON OF SIYAVUSH, PERSIA, SAFAVID, MID-17TH CENTURY |
October 19, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: gouache heightened with gold on paper, 5 lines to the page above and below the painting, written in nasta'liq script in black ink within 4 columns, ruled in colours and gold, reverse with 15 lines of text written horizontally and diagonally
In generally good overall condition, colours vivid and gold bright, small hole to upper left painted area, minor stains and losses to leaf edges, as viewed.
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painting: 17 by 19cm. max.
leaf: 32.7 by 22cm.