Persian Miniatures by Parkstone Press

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Encounter considered one of history’s maximum civilisations via miniatures. In Persian Miniatures, the tale of the extraordinary Persian Empire is advised in terms of a creative culture on a small yet bright scale. This designated selection of vibrant miniatures from Persia in a handy transportable dimension will make definitely the right gift.

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More reliably, al-Rawandi relates that in 1184 he copied a collection of various poets’ works in which the artist (naqqash), Jamal-i Isfahani, had included the portraits of these poets. 2 cm The British Museum, London 44 45 Finally, one source reports that during the siege of Merv by the Mongols in 1220, a list of artists and craftsmen of the city was compiled at the command of the captors. Naturally, it would be difficult to maintain that the term naqqash in this text includes miniaturists. Earlier accounts are just as sparse and imprecise.

Majnun and Salim in the Palm Grove Illustration from Nizami’s masterpiece Khamsa (literally “collection of five”) 1462 Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul 34 35 But is there any evidence at all, even circumstantial, bearing witness to the existence of miniature painting in Iran before the end of the 13th century? We do have a manuscript treatise on astronomy, Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi’s Book of the Fixed Stars (completed in 1009-1010 AD). 7 cm The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin 36 37 It contains fine drawings and scientific illustrations which are of a set type and are treated exactly like all illustrations to scientific works of the time.

More reliably, al-Rawandi relates that in 1184 he copied a collection of various poets’ works in which the artist (naqqash), Jamal-i Isfahani, had included the portraits of these poets. 2 cm The British Museum, London 44 45 Finally, one source reports that during the siege of Merv by the Mongols in 1220, a list of artists and craftsmen of the city was compiled at the command of the captors. Naturally, it would be difficult to maintain that the term naqqash in this text includes miniaturists. Earlier accounts are just as sparse and imprecise.

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