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Emperor Shiwan of China, from a manuscript of Hafiz-i Abru’s Majma’ al-tawarikh

ca. 1425

Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

framed: 13 1/8 × 8 3/4 in. (33.3 × 22.3 cm)
Gift of Mary Burns Foss
1983.94.20
Geography: 
Afghanistan
Culture: 
Afghani, Islamic
Period: 
Timurid dynasty (1370–1507)
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Foss # W 1524 ATV YYT Parish Watson Collection; Mary Burns Foss (Mrs. Wilson P. Foss Jr.) (1896–1987); gift in 1983 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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): 899.

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