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An illustration from a series on divination and omens (Falnamah): Majnun spying Layla, India, Mughal, circa 1580


Estimate
7,00010,000
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98
An illustration from a series on divination and omens (Falnamah): Majnun spying Layla, India, Mughal, circa 1580


Estimate
7,00010,000
JUMP TO LOT

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An illustration from a series on divination and omens (Falnamah): Majnun spying Layla, India, Mughal, circa 1580


gouache on cloth, nasta'liq text above and below in two columns, marginal rulings in red
painting: 26.3 by 18.7cm.
leaf: 34.1 by 21.7cm.
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Catalogue Note

See catalogue note to previous lot. Various episodes from the story of Layla and Majnun often feature in Falnamahs, where they are accompanied by warnings, auguries and symbolic references (see M. Farhad with S. Bagci, Falnama, The Book of Omens, Washington D.C., 2009, pp.29, 37, 52, 144).

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