Description - Persian Painting by Adel T. Adamova
This is a luxuriously illustrated catalogue of more than forty extraordinary Persian miniature paintings, illuminated manuscripts and elaborately decorated bookbindings in The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, dating from the period before the Mongol invasions (11th-12th centuries CE) to the early 20th century. It includes rare examples from the pre-Mongol invasion period; fine illuminations of Qur'an manuscripts; Mu'nis al-Ahrar, an important early fourteenth-century anthology by Muhammad ibn Badr al-Din al-Jajarmi; material from dispersed manuscripts of Firdawsi's Shah-nameh; two previously unpublished copies of Qazwini's `Aja'ib al-Makhluqat; three copies of Nizami's Khamsah; Sa`di's Golestan; and Jami's Yusuf and Zulaykha and Subhat al-Abrar- as well as paintings from dispersed Safavid and post-Safavid albums, and seventeenth-century bookbindings and oil paintings from the Zand and Qajar periods.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(276mm x 219mm x 45mm)
Thames & Hudson Ltd
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