Les Peintures des Manuscrits Timurides.

Stchoukine, Ivan.

Book ID: 19944


4to. vi, 176 pp., 88 b/w plates, half-title, publisher’s original wrappers, lightly soiled, biblio, index, spine extremities slightly damaged, otherwise copy inside clean & in very good condition, Institut Français d’Archéologie de Beyrouth, Bibliothéque Archéologique et Historique, Tome LX, Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner, Paris, first edition, 1954.


The Timurid period in Iran’s history is identified with the splendours of the Islamic miniatures paintings that have been produced in three major artistic centers, Tabriz, Shiraz and Herat. This is the first detailed study on the subject that have ever been published. Stchoukine discusses the different famous illustrated manuscripts such as Aja’ib al-Makhlukat by al-Qazwini, the Shah Nameh, Jam’i al-Tawareekh and others. He also discusses the landscape, architectural decors, animals, and human images depicted in these manuscripts.
Bibliographic reference: Creswell, 1039.

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