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Two leaves from an illustrated manuscript, probably of the Ramayana Shorapur, late 18th Century

April 23, 1800
Akbar Shah II 1806–1837



Persian manuscript on paper, one and two columns of text in nasta'liq script in black ink with one heading in red, intercolumnar rules in black, inner margins ruled in colours and gold, probably trimmed from slightly larger leaves, illustrations recto and verso on each leaf in gouache and gold, depicting a) recto, a bull. Text and image credit: Bonhams

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.


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