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An Illuminated Mughal Manuscript Leaf

An Illuminated Mughal Manuscript Leaf


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1308937
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This very detailed miniature painting depicts King Huyaman and his entourage returning from exile in Tabriz, Persia. The story is told on the back of manuscript leaf. The script a type of an early Perso-Arabic script known as Nastaliq. A truly unique art form , these mineratures were painted with small brushes made from the hair of a Lambs ear, a kittens tail or the hair from the tail of a small chipmunk like rodent. Framed to allow full viewing both front and verso. Dimensions: Frame—------201/2 X 16 inches wide Dimensions: Manuscript---10 ¾ wide X 6 ¼ high