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Death of the Abbasid Caliph, Al-Mustarshid bi-llah, Assassinated During the Reign of Sultan Mas’ud, from a Manuscript of Hafiz-i Abru’s Majma’ al-tawarikh

ca. 1425

Opaque watercolor on paper

sheet: 16 15/16 × 13 3/16 in. (43 × 33.5 cm)
image: 14 5/8 × 10 1/8 in. (37.2 × 25.7 cm)
other (Painting): 4 5/8 × 10 1/16 in. (11.8 × 25.5 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Wilson P. Foss, Jr.
1965.51.6
Geography: 
Geography Afghanistan
Culture: 
Afghani, Islamic
Period: 
Timurid dynasty (1370–1507)
Classification: 
Paintings
Bibliography: 

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): 873, 899.

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