18.

Rustam before Kai Kavus having knocked down Tus

Folio from a royal Shahnama

Bijapur, India, circa 1610

Ink, opaque watercolour and gold on gold-sprinkled paper; the verso with four columns of nasta’liq divided by gold rules
5 1/3 by 3 in.; 13.5 by 8 cm. painting
8 by 4 ¾ in.; 20.5 by 12.3 cm. folio

 

 

Provenance

Spink & Son, London, 1970s

D.B. Robertson, London, 1970s-90s

Private collection, London, by descent until 2018