Description: gouache heightened with gold on paper, a line of text at the upper and lower edge in nasta'liq script in black ink, laid down on an album page, reverse with 21 lines of text
Dimensions: painting: 23 by 16cm.
leaf: 36.5 by 28cm.
Condition Report: In fair overall condition, colours vivid and illumination bright, laid down on an album page with aperture to view reverse, slightly rubbed, vertical tear to lower right quadrant, reverse slightly discoloured, some paint flaking, mostly to lead white pigment, as viewed.
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