Miniature Painting with Calligraphic Verses
Miniature Painting with Calligraphic Verses, Iran, 18th century or earlier, opaque watercolor and ink on paper, probably from a book of epic poems, the Safavid-style miniature depicting three figures at the top left viewing two horse riders below in a large mauve field, the Persian verses "flowers in bloom" written in Nasta'liq script, 6 1/4 x 3 in., with a wide border of gold floral and vegetable motifs, matted.
not examined out of matting. Minor loss of pigments, with creasing and very minor discolorations
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