Nov 20, 2009

The Story of Hushang, from a Majma al-tavarikh (A Compendium of Histories) of Hafiz-i Abru (recto)

The Story of Hushang, from a Majma al-tavarikh (A Compendium of Histories) of Hafiz-i Abru (recto)

1425–50

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Opaque watercolor and ink on paper

Image: 11 x 25.7 cm (4 5/16 x 10 1/8 in.); Overall: 42 x 32 cm (16 9/16 x 12 5/8 in.); Text area: 22.6 x 22.8 cm (8 7/8 x 9 in.)

Dudley P. Allen Fund 1931.452.a

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Description

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

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