A MISCELLANEOUS GROUP OF SIX INDO-PERSIAN AND SAFAVID-REVIVAL PAINTINGS AND LOOSE FOLIOS
India and Iran, 19th and 20th century
Opaque pigments, ink and gold on buff paper, comprising two large-sized Mughal-revival vertical compositions with courtly scenes and durbars, the first in an encampment in the wilderness, the latter in a crowded palatial setting, the borders imitating Mughal album pages with musicians and courtly attendants on the first, and golden floral and vegetal scrolls on the latter, the largest 26cm x 32.8cm; two illustrated manuscript loose folios with black ink nasta'liq text panels grouped in vertical columns, the text of the prisoner scene extracted from the Shahnameh, and the latter poetry about the lover, the largest 21.5cm x 14.3cm; a small painting of an elderly man looking at a potter at work, a nasta'liq inscription in black ink reading Hakim Omar Khayyam, set within stencilled gold animal borders, 18cm x 12cm; and a Safavid-revival gilt and tinted drawing with a prince offering a pomegranate, a symbol of fertility, to his female counterpart bearing a cup and wine ewer in her hands, with a later inspection stamp dated 1332 AH (?), 30cm x 20.6cm.
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