Illuminated Manuscript Antique Persian Painting/islamic Hunting Scene C.1850
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Illuminated Manuscript Antique Persian Painting/islamic Hunting Scene C.1850:
FANTASTIC, ORIGINAL CIRCA MID-19TH CENTURY PERSIANILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT LEAF. This colorful antiquemanuscript bears a stunning original gouache painting bordered by a blue floral pattern andhandwritten Persianannotation along the top. Vivid image depicts a dramatic hunting scene showing the prey, a spotted leopard in full stride, about to be speared by its turban-clad pursuer. Horse-mounted pursuer is clothed in traditional attire which, interestingly, appears to include white hunting gloves. A group of fellow hunters, each one grasping a spear of his own, can be seen in the distant horizon peering over a mound. Acompellingantique Islamicpaintingshowing the suspensefulculmination of a hunt.
Condition: Rare antique manuscript remains in good condition [see images]. Some toning, a few tiny stitch holes along left blank margin, thin stain along upper edge of blank margin, generally clean and sound throughout.Verso [backside]bears extensive Persian handwriting. Leaf measures approx 6.5" wide x 9.75" tall. Quite a find and a very worthy acquisition indeed.
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