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Lot 43

An illustrated leaf from Firdawsi Shahnama: Rustam drags the Khaqan of China from his elephant,...

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Lot 43

An illustrated leaf from Firdawsi Shahnama: Rustam drags the Khaqan of China from his elephant,...

Price Realised: £1,040

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 43


An illustrated leaf from Firdawsi Shahnama: Rustam drags the Khaqan of China from his elephant, Mughal India, late 16th century, opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper with 13 line and 2 lines below of black nastaliq within 4 columns, the reverse with 25 lines to the page, written in black nastaliq, within 4 columns, ruled in gold and blue, title in red, text panel 21 x 12cm.; leaf 30 x 18.5cm.

Provenance: Property from an Important Private Collection

 Other leaves from the same Shahnama were sold at Christies London, 26 May 2016, lots 1 and 2.

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