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A portrait of Mullah Sa'id Samarqandi, India, Deccan, 18th century

 
gouache on paper, laid down on a large album page flecked with gold, identifying inscription to upper margin, the reverse with 6 lines of nasta'liq, signed by 'Ali, within clouds against a gold-decorated ground
painting: 20 by 8cm.
leaf: 41 by 27cm. approx.
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Provenance

Ex-collection Joe and Hellen Darion, New York.

Exhibited

Olsen Travelling Exhibition, Persian Miniature no.129 (label on reverse of frame).
On loan:
North Carolina Museum of Art, 1962 (loan number Olsen Persian Miniature TL.62.10.129, label on reverse of frame).

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