Painting on a Transparency.
Title: Painting on a transparency, of a retinue of men and animals in the Arab world.
Seller ID: 55507
Painted in colour on the lower half of a transparency (possibly mica/eisenglass). The transparency measures 7.75 x 5.75 inches. The subject is a retinue of men and animals, led by an elephant bearing a red & green pennant, followed by slaves carrying jugs upon their heads, a body of men in white robes with red, green and purple sashes, and two men in coloured robes on horseback. Some of the men bear swords and shields. A piece is chipped away from the lower left corner, very good condition otherwise. Possibly late 19th century; nicely executed with bold colours and fine detail.