Text Page, Persian Prose, (verso), 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

c. 1425

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Ink and opaque watercolor on paper

Overall: 42 x 32 cm (16 9/16 x 12 5/8 in.); Text area: 33.6 x 22.8 cm (13 1/4 x 9 in.)

Dudley P. Allen Fund 1931.452.b

Description

These two pages are from a manuscript that evidently was written and illustrated for the library in 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.

See also
Collection: 
Islamic Art
Department: 
Islamic Art
Type of artwork: 
Manuscript
Credit line: 
Dudley P. Allen Fund

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