Persian miniature illuminated gouache and watercolor manuscript with a painting depicting three noblemen on horseback playing polo, with two servants holding mallets in a brown field, against two structures and a hilly landscape below a dark blue sky. Painting bordered on three sides by diagonally written black nastaliq script and a foliate border with gilt accents. Housed under glass in a carved giltwood frame with an off white linen liner and giltwood rabbet edge. Painting – 6 7/8" H x 3 1/2" W. Sight – 11" H x 6" W. Framed – 19 3/4" H x 14 5/8" W. 18th/Early 19th century. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Overall good condition with waviness, areas of dampstaining, to paper. 1/2" x 1" areas of repair with inpainting, center left. Not examined outside of frame.
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