Armlet (?) irregular cylinder; flared at one end, one side elongated; undecorated; translucent yellow-green. (Interior cracks; chips one end.)
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: Prince and Princess listen to musicians; verso: text, two columns, fourteen lines; one of a group of two folios. Border: The text is set in red and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.
The standing Guanyin is elaborately bejeweled and stands on a lotus base. The figure holds a bottle in the right hand and holds something unidentifiable in the left. He wears a diadem with a buddha fihure. The figure stands in a stiff frontal pose, but the head is turned slightly. Several issues make this piece …