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Islamic Art Auction January 2020
Live auction. Open, accepting bids. Number of lots: 153.

Lot 25 - A FRAMED MINIATURE FROM A LARGE SHAHNAME

Lot nr: 25
Reference: 300-1325 (€ 2.000 - € 3.000)

A miniature from a large Shahname, or Book of Kings, from Firdousi. Text in nasta'liq script in reserve on a background of lines enhanced with blue florets, on four columns, separated by golden lines. Iran, Safavid art.
Dim.: Page: 41 x 29 cm; size of written area: 29 x 20; 5 cm. A- Bizen kills Human. The hero Bizen, dagger in hand, killed Human, whose head was cut off on the ground. Title in golden letters. See text J. Mohl, The Book of Kings, ed. 1976, vol. III, p. 481. Dim .: miniature: 18.5 x 21 cm.

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Origin
Safavid-Iran
Period
17th century
Sizes
29.00 cm. H x 20.00 cm. W
11.42 in. H x 7.87 in. W

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Reference: 300-1325
Lot nr: 25
Estimate: € 2.000 - € 3.000
Starting bid: € 1.800
Auction start time: 18 January 2020 11:00 am GMT+1
Phone and written bids accepted till: 18 January 2020 10:00 am GMT+1




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