Lot n° 173
2000 - 3000
Result with fees
: 2 560EUR
Portrait of Emperor Ahmad Shah, India, probably... - Lot 173 - Ader
Portrait of Emperor Ahmad Shah, India, probably Deccan, 18th century
Pigments and gold on album page depicting Emperor Ahmad Shah standing, facing left, his bearded face haloed by a blue nimbus with golden rays. He is wearing an orange and green striped turban with a wide gold band and a golden jama with blue flowers on orange pants. He is adorned with long beaded necklaces, rings and a belt and holds a talwar in his left hand, a rondache on the same side. Two flowers frame the painted subject standing out against a dark green background. On the back, calligraphy of seven lines of Persian nasta'liq inscribed in large characters in black ink in reserve on a background of flowery semis, a fragmentary blue margin encircling the whole.
Dim. page : 21,8 x 14,3 cm ; dim. painting at sight : 19 x 11 cm ; dim. calligraphy at sight : 21,5 x 12 cm
Slight folds and some jumps of polychromy.
A Portrait of Ahmad Shah, India, probably Deccan, 18th century
Private collection in Paris from 1975 to 2000 - first part (lots 120 to 173).
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