A LADY PLAYING WITH FIREWORKS, INDIA, RAJASTHAN, LATE 18TH CENTURY
gouache heightened with gold on paper, the reverse with 6 lines in black nasta'liq calligraphy within clouds against a dark yellow ground, signed by Fakhr al-Din 'Ali, dated 997 AH/1588-89 AD
painting: 15.5 by 10cm.
leaf: 25.4 by 22.7cm.
Minor rubbing and discoloration, some losses to the pigments, rubbing to the calligraphy and minor holes, as viewed.
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