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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Zafarnama (Book of conquest) by Yazdi; text: Persian in black naskhi script; recto: text: Samarqand receives the prince and his troops, 4 columns, 12 lines; verso: illustration and text: Timur's entry into Samarqand.
Border: The text and the painting are set in red, blue, and black rulings on cream-colored paper.
Some of the earliest illustrated Timurid manuscripts were dynastic and universal histories. One such work is the Zafarnama (Book of conquest) commissioned by Ibrahim Sultan (reigned 1414-34), Timur's grandson and the governor of Fars province in southern Iran. The text, which celebrates Timur's reign (1370-1405) and bolsters his dynasty's right to rule over the newly conquered territories of Iran and Central Asia, depicts the ruler hunting, feasting, and fighting-activities traditionally associated with kingship.
- Published References
- I.N. Khan Arshi. Black Taj Mahal: The Emperor's Missing Tomb. New Delhi. .
- Sophie Curtil. L'Art par 1001 Mains. Milan and Paris. .
- Beatrice Forbes Manz. The Legacy of Timur. vol. 2, no. 2 New York, Spring 1989. pp. 16-17, fig. 1.
- Terence O'Donnell. Twenty-five Centuries of Persia. vol. 5, no. 3, January 1963. p. 61.
- Basil Gray. Persian Painting. Treasures of Asia Geneva. p. 97.
- Eleanor Sims. Ibrahim-Sultan's Illustrated Zafar-nameh. New York. pp. 176, 178, pl. 9.
- Exhibition of Persian Art. Exh. cat. New York. p. 249.
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
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