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SHAMA’IL NAMEH, IRAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY

$5,000.00 $4,200.00

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LOT 256

Serial No: 7875682

Provenance: Available

Description

Miniature painted in gouache and gold on paper, Arabic text in gold inside illuminated cartridges, representing Imam Ali and his sons in an oval cartridge, framed by several poly-lobed cartridges with very fine decorations of flowered scrolls and spiral arabesques, with blessings for the Prophet and Ali.
The names of the members of the holy family surround the representation of the Imam. The large outer frieze is inscribed with surah Al-Nur (Quran24, verse 35) in red naskh in golden poly-lobed cartridges.
Framed under glass, laminated.
56 by 35.5 cm.