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King Solomon and the spider
Ref : 94017
6 500 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
Iran
Medium :
Gouache, gold and ink on paper
Dimensions :
L. 7.17 inch X H. 11.02 inch
Galerie Kevorkian

Ancient Near Eastern, Islamic & Indian art


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King Solomon and the spider

Illustrated folio from the Anvar-i Suhaili.
Text in nasta'liq above and below the painting representing King Solomon, seated on a throne, surrounded by courtiers and speaking to a spider, hanging from his spiderweb.

Qajar art, circa 1840

Provenance:
Ex French collection, before 2000

Notes:
The Anvar-i Suhaili (Lights of Canopus) is a Persian version of Kalila wa Dimna, an Arabic translation of a Hindu text written in Sanskrit called the Fables of Bidpaiï.

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