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An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi’s Shahnameh: Rustam killing Alkus, Persia, Safavid, third quarter 16th century
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
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55
An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi’s Shahnameh: Rustam killing Alkus, Persia, Safavid, third quarter 16th century
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi’s Shahnameh: Rustam killing Alkus, Persia, Safavid, third quarter 16th century
ink and gouache heightened with gold on paper, 7 lines to the page above and below the painting, written in nasta’liq in black ink within clouds against a gold ground, the reverse with 13 lines of text alternated horizontally and obliquely against gold floral decoration, ruled in red, green, gold and blue
painting: 26 by 19cm.
leaf: 32.2 by 21.6cm.
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Provenance

Ex-private collection, Switzerland. 
Previously purchased at Ader Picard Tajan, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 4 March 1986, lot 309.

Catalogue Note

Further illustrations from this same manuscript were formerly in the collection of Hagop Kevorkian, sold in these rooms, 6 December 1967, lots 42 and 43;1 December 1969, lots 107 and 108.

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