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Rampaging Elephants

Inscribed Muhammad Zaman
Iran Late 17th/ Early 18th Century

Recto with a painting in opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper depicting two rampaging elephants held back by their mahouts, the smudged name of Muhammad Zaman in the sky above, some smudging, laid down within navy border with gold vine on pink margins, verso with lines of black shikasteh on buff ground, laid down within blue and gold borders with gold floral illumination on pink margins
6 1/8 x 7 7/8in.; 15.4 x 20.2cm. painting

6 1/8 x 3 ¼in.; 15.4 x 8.3cm. calligraphy
11 3/8 x 6 7/8in.; 29 x 17.6cm. folio


Collection of Professor Rudolph Gelpke (1928–1972), Christies, London, 25 October 2017, lot 30

Private Collection, Europe, 2017-20

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