The Story of Hushang (recto), Illustration and text (Persian Prose) from Majmac al-Tavarikh (A Compendium of Histories) of Hafiz-i Abru; Text Page, Persian Prose, (verso), from Majmac al-Tavarikh (A Compendium of Histories) of Hafiz-i Abru

early 1400s
Location: not on view
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These two pages are from a manuscript that evidently was written and illustrated for the library (at Herat) of the Timurid king Shah Rukh, the son of Timur (Tamerlane). The Majma' al-Tawarikh traced the history of the world, beginning with the prophets of the Old Testament until the reign of Shah Rukh.
The Story of Hushang (recto),  Illustration and text (Persian Prose) from Majmac al-Tavarikh (A Compendium of Histories) of Hafiz-i Abru; Text Page, Persian Prose, (verso), from Majmac al-Tavarikh (A Compendium of Histories) of Hafiz-i Abru

The Story of Hushang (recto), Illustration and text (Persian Prose) from Majmac al-Tavarikh (A Compendium of Histories) of Hafiz-i Abru; Text Page, Persian Prose, (verso), from Majmac al-Tavarikh (A Compendium of Histories) of Hafiz-i Abru

early 1400s

Afghanistan, Herat, Timurid period (1370–1501)

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