Text Page, Persian Prose (recto); The Story of Adam peace upon him, his Sons and Progeny (verso)

Text Page, Persian Prose (recto); The Story of Adam peace upon him, his Sons and Progeny (verso)

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: 34.5 x 22.7 cm (13 9/16 x 8 15/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1945.384



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.

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