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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
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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