The Prophet Muhammad Conquers Khaybar, from a dispersed Assembly of Histories (Majma’ al-Tawarikh) \r\nmanuscript Artist: Unknown

ca. 1425

Asian Art

On view, 2nd floor, Asian Art

Khaybar, a city in the northeast Arabian Peninsula with an ethnically and religiously diverse population, was the site of a major battle between its inhabitants and the followers of Muhammad, the founder of Islam, in 628 C.E.. In this painting, the prophet, identified by his flaming halo, rides into the city gates as he prepares to establish his rule there. As was usually the case, Muhammad left the population of the city largely intact but required that Jewish merchants give half of their profits to the new ruling population.


Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper


sheet: 16 15/16 × 13 3/16 in. (43 × 33.5 cm)
image: 13 3/8 × 9 1/16 in. (34 × 23 cm)
other (Painting): 9 × 7 7/8 in. (22.9 × 20 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Wilson P. Foss, Jr.

Accession Number



Timurid dynasty (1370–1507)


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.

  • Reza Mohamad Ghiasian, "The “Historical Style” of Painting for Shahrukh and Its Revival in the Dispersed Manuscript of Majma? al-Tawarikh," Iranian Studies 48 no. 6 (2015): 899.
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Object/Work type

histories (visual works), manuscript



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