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Old 1st August 2019, 11:11 AM   #1
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I wonder if some experts here could tell me anything about this artwork. It appears to have been made with the use of a pen and watercolor. There are some words at the bottom. Can anybody translate them?
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Old 1st August 2019, 09:03 PM   #2
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Yes likely a painting of Buzkashi. See link here https://www.google.co.nz/search?ei=...HeD-BDoQ4dUDCAo
The language you show is likely URDU. I can not give any further information on your piece but if you search Google Buzkashi Pics there are many there, but not your one.
I have enlarged a section of your painting and several "players" appear to be holding whips.
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Old 3rd August 2019, 04:08 AM   #3
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Yes, certainly Buzkashi, and a wonderful depiction of the sport. I'm guessing the scale depicted below the picture is in inches?

It's delightful - where did you encounter it?

I'm away from home at this time, but I have a buzkashi whip - I'll post a picture of it on my return.
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Old 3rd August 2019, 09:52 AM   #4
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Buzkashi is the national sport of Afghanistan . It means "Goat Grabbing." Please see http://archive.boston.com/sports/bl...ing_is_the.html for some atmospheric pictures ..
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Yes, certainly Buzkashi, and a wonderful depiction of the sport. I'm guessing the scale depicted below the picture is in inches?

It's delightful - where did you encounter it?

I'm away from home at this time, but I have a buzkashi whip - I'll post a picture of it on my return.


I acquired it from an estate sale. Yes, in inches.
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Can someone understand the text on the bottom left?
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Old 4th August 2019, 03:32 AM   #7
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Nice painting!

We should probably forget many Americans' first intro to the sport, the tragically anachronistic, Rambo 3. https://youtu.be/VkZq52nqb_Q
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I wonder if some experts here could tell me anything about this artwork. It appears to have been made with the use of a pen and watercolor. There are some words at the bottom. Can anybody translate them?


It says, A game of Buzkashi in Afghanistan, done imaginatively , during the reign of Zaher Shah. in the year 1350 ( roughly 1972 or 71).
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I wonder if some experts here could tell me anything about this artwork. It appears to have been made with the use of a pen and watercolor. There are some words at the bottom. Can anybody translate them?


It says, A game of Buzkashi in Afghanistan, done imaginatively , during the reign of Zaher Shah. in the year 1350 ( roughly 1972 or 71).
Painter is Yazdgerd e Kohi e Samangani.
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Old 9th August 2019, 04:29 AM   #10
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It says, A game of Buzkashi in Afghanistan, done imaginatively , during the reign of Zaher Shah. in the year 1350 ( roughly 1972 or 71).
Painter is Yazdgerd e Kohi e Samangani.


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Buzkashi whip. Collected circa 1980.
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