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Abstract

These six leaves come from a historical Timurid work entitled Majmaʿ al-tavārīkh (Collection of chronicles) by Ḥāfiẓ-i Abrū (d. 833 AH / 1430 CE), that was copied and illustrated around 829 AH / 1425 CE. Two known Timurid illustrated copies of Majmaʿ al-tavārīkh from the ninth century AH / fifteenth CE are the dispersed manuscript previously in the collection of Emile Tabbagh and Parish Watson (ca. 829 AH / 1425 CE) and a copy dated 829 AH / 1425 CE (Istanbul, H.1653). The Walters' leaves come from the former. The text is written in naskh script in black, red, and reddish-brown ink; chapter headings are written in tawqīʿ script in red ink.

Hand note

Main text written in naskh script in black, red, and reddish-brown; chapter headings written in tawqīʿ script in red

Decoration Note

Six illustrations; framing lines in red and blue

Contributors

Principal cataloger: Gacek, Adam

Cataloger: Landau, Amy

Cataloger: Smith, Sita

Editor: Bockrath, Diane

Contributor: Barrera, Christina

Contributor: Emery, Doug

Contributor: Herbert, Lynley

Contributor: Noel, William

Contributor: Simpson, Shreve

Contributor: Tabritha, Ariel

Contributor: Toth, Michael B.

Contributor: Valle, Chiara

Conservator: Jewell, Stephanie

Conservator: Quandt, Abigail

Bibliography

Grube, Ernst J., and Maria Alberta Fabris. Muslim Miniature Paintings from the XIII to XIX Century from Collections in the United States and Canada: Catalogue of the Exhibition. (Venezia: N. Pozza, 1962), 53-55.


For the author and his works, see Subtelny, Maria Eva, and Charles Melville. "Ḥāfeẓ-e Abru." Encyclopaedia Iranica.


Leoni, Francesca. "A Folio from a Timurid Historical Manuscript in the Princeton University Art Museum." Record of the Art Museum (Princeton University) 68 (2009): 61-67.


Soudavar, Abolala. Art of the Persian Courts: Selections from the Art and History Trust Collection. (New York: Rizzoli, 1992), 64-66.


A Magnificent Collection of Near Eastern and Early Mediterranean Art ... Property of the Estate of the Late Emile Tabbagh, Paris and New York. Auction catalog January 3-4, 1936. New York: American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, 1936.


Canby, Sheila. Princes, Poets, and Paladins: Islamic and Indian Paintings from the Collection of Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan. (London: British Museum Press, 1998), 28-31.


These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Keywords
History
Illustration
Iran
Islamic
Persian
Timurid
Afghanistan

Origin Place

Iran

Date

Early 9th century AH / 15th CE

Form

leaf

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Persian.

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters bequest

<< return to search Six leaves from Majma` al-tavarikh by Hafiz Abru W.676

Origin Place

Iran

Date

Early 9th century AH / 15th CE

Form

leaf

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Persian.

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters bequest

Manuscript Overview

Abstract

These six leaves come from a historical Timurid work entitled Majmaʿ al-tavārīkh (Collection of chronicles) by Ḥāfiẓ-i Abrū (d. 833 AH / 1430 CE), that was copied and illustrated around 829 AH / 1425 CE. Two known Timurid illustrated copies of Majmaʿ al-tavārīkh from the ninth century AH / fifteenth CE are the dispersed manuscript previously in the collection of Emile Tabbagh and Parish Watson (ca. 829 AH / 1425 CE) and a copy dated 829 AH / 1425 CE (Istanbul, H.1653). The Walters' leaves come from the former. The text is written in naskh script in black, red, and reddish-brown ink; chapter headings are written in tawqīʿ script in red ink.

Hand note

Main text written in naskh script in black, red, and reddish-brown; chapter headings written in tawqīʿ script in red

Decoration Note

Six illustrations; framing lines in red and blue

References

Contributors

Principal cataloger: Gacek, Adam

Cataloger: Landau, Amy

Cataloger: Smith, Sita

Editor: Bockrath, Diane

Contributor: Barrera, Christina

Contributor: Emery, Doug

Contributor: Herbert, Lynley

Contributor: Noel, William

Contributor: Simpson, Shreve

Contributor: Tabritha, Ariel

Contributor: Toth, Michael B.

Contributor: Valle, Chiara

Conservator: Jewell, Stephanie

Conservator: Quandt, Abigail

Bibliography

Grube, Ernst J., and Maria Alberta Fabris. Muslim Miniature Paintings from the XIII to XIX Century from Collections in the United States and Canada: Catalogue of the Exhibition. (Venezia: N. Pozza, 1962), 53-55.


For the author and his works, see Subtelny, Maria Eva, and Charles Melville. "Ḥāfeẓ-e Abru." Encyclopaedia Iranica.


Leoni, Francesca. "A Folio from a Timurid Historical Manuscript in the Princeton University Art Museum." Record of the Art Museum (Princeton University) 68 (2009): 61-67.


Soudavar, Abolala. Art of the Persian Courts: Selections from the Art and History Trust Collection. (New York: Rizzoli, 1992), 64-66.


A Magnificent Collection of Near Eastern and Early Mediterranean Art ... Property of the Estate of the Late Emile Tabbagh, Paris and New York. Auction catalog January 3-4, 1936. New York: American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, 1936.


Canby, Sheila. Princes, Poets, and Paladins: Islamic and Indian Paintings from the Collection of Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan. (London: British Museum Press, 1998), 28-31.


Bindings & Oddities

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Keywords
History
Illustration
Iran
Islamic
Persian
Timurid
Afghanistan
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