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Be Wang, Emperor of China, 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 3/8 in. (43 × 31.5 cm)
image: 13 3/8 × 8 7/8 in. (34 × 22.6 cm)
other: 8 9/16 × 8 13/16 in. (21.7 × 22.4 cm)
Gift of Mary Burns Foss
Afghani, Islamic
Timurid dynasty (1370–1507)

Taggabh collection; Foss # W 1644 AET BTVV Mary Burns Foss (Mrs. Wilson P. Foss Jr.) (1896–1987); gift in 1983 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


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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