AN ILLUSTRATION FROM MIRZA MUHAMMAD RAFI’ BADHIL’S HAMLA-YI HAIDARI: 'AMR IBN UMAYYAH AL-DAMRI KILLS TWO MEN FROM THE BANU 'AMIR TRIBE, INDIA, DECCAN, PROBABLY HYDERABAD, CIRCA 1820
AN ILLUSTRATION FROM MIRZA MUHAMMAD RAFI’ BADHIL’S HAMLA-YI HAIDARI: 'AMR IBN UMAYYAH AL-DAMRI KILLS TWO MEN FROM THE BANU 'AMIR TRIBE, INDIA, DECCAN, PROBABLY HYDERABAD, CIRCA 1820
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AN ILLUSTRATION FROM MIRZA MUHAMMAD RAFI’ BADHIL’S HAMLA-YI HAIDARI: 'AMR IBN UMAYYAH AL-DAMRI KILLS TWO MEN FROM THE BANU 'AMIR TRIBE, INDIA, DECCAN, PROBABLY HYDERABAD, CIRCA 1820

Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 GBP

AN ILLUSTRATION FROM MIRZA MUHAMMAD RAFI’ BADHIL’S HAMLA-YI HAIDARI: 'AMR IBN UMAYYAH AL-DAMRI KILLS TWO MEN FROM THE BANU 'AMIR TRIBE, INDIA, DECCAN, PROBABLY HYDERABAD, CIRCA 1820

Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot Details

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AN ILLUSTRATION FROM MIRZA MUHAMMAD RAFI’ BADHIL’S HAMLA-YI HAIDARI: 'AMR IBN UMAYYAH AL-DAMRI KILLS TWO MEN FROM THE BANU 'AMIR TRIBE, INDIA, DECCAN, PROBABLY HYDERABAD, CIRCA 1820


gouache heightened with gold on paper, four columns of text in black nasta'liq above and below, the reverse with 25 lines of black nasta'liq arranged in four columns


painting: 24.5 by 19.8cm.

leaf: 49.2 by 28.2cm.

Condition Report

In good condition, the upper edges of the folio have been taped on a carton surface, minor stains and smudges, the inside edge of the folio with minor restoration to the paper, as viewed.


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Provenance

Ex-collection William P. Cleary, Sausalito, CA.

Catalogue Note

Originally from Mashad, Mirza Muhammad Rafi’ Badhil (d.1712) composed Hamla-yi Haidari in Delhi where he was working for the Mughal court. The text is a versified account of the life of the Prophet Mohammad, from the time of his first revelation until the death of Ali ibn Abi Talib. This scene represents ‘Amr ibn Umayyah al-Damri killing two members of the pagan Banu Kilab tribe while they are sleeping.


Folios from the same manuscript and part of the same collection, William P. Cleary, are now in the Metropolitan Museum, New York (inv.no.2015.576; 2015.577 and 2015.578).

Arts of the Islamic World
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