Lot 26 (Islamic & Indian Art, 22nd April 2020)
A COUPLE IN AN INTIMATE EMBRACE
PROPERTY OF THE LATE BRUNO CARUSO (1927 - 2018) COLLECTION
Possibly Safavid Isfahan, Iran, 17th - 18th century
Opaque pigments, silver and gold on paper, the vertical composition capturing a couple in a tender loving embrace, the scene taking place in a palatial setting at night as suggested by the lit candles on the tall encrusted golden candlesticks, a golden ewer and fruits to each the side of the bed, the man wearing an ochre yellow shirt and an elaborate gem-studded headdress, shaped in the typical 16th-century fashion, the lady with an encrusted tiara and black heron aigrette, set within golden and blue rules; the verso with 17ll. of black ink nasta'liq script of poetic quatrains, 24.2cm x 14.6cm.
Sold for £550