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Illustration from a manuscript of Hafiz-i Abru’s Majma’ al-tawarikh

ca. 1425

Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

sheet: 16 15/16 × 12 13/16 in. (43 × 32.5 cm)
image: 14 7/16 × 10 1/16 in. (36.6 × 25.6 cm)
other (Painting): 6 1/8 × 10 1/16 in. (15.5 × 25.6 cm)
Gift of Mary Burns Foss
1983.94.8
Geography: 
Afghanistan
Culture: 
Afghani, Islamic
Period: 
Timurid dynasty (1370–1507)
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Emile Tabbagh (1879–1933), Paris, New York; sale Tabbagh estate Anderson Galleries, New York, Jan 3-4, 1936; Mary Burns Foss (Mrs. Wilson P. Foss Jr.) (1896–1987); given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1983

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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