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Text Page, Persian Prose (recto); The Story of Adam peace upon him, his Sons and Progeny (verso)

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December 31, 1424
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Cleveland Art
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Shahrukh Mirza 1405–1447

Text Page, Persian Prose (recto); The Story of Adam peace upon him, his Sons and Progeny (verso)

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Text Page, Persian Prose (recto); The Story of Adam peace upon him, his Sons and Progeny (verso) c. 1425 Part of a set. See all set records Iran, Herat, Timurid Period, early 15th century Ink and opaque watercolor on paper Overall: 42 x 32 cm (16 9/16 x 12 5/8 in.); Text area: 34.5 x 22.7 cm (13 9/16 x 8 15/16 in.) Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1945.384 DESCRIPTION These two pages are from a manuscript that evidently was written and illustrated for the library (at Herat) of the Timurid king Shah Rukh, the son of Timur (Tamerlane). The Majma' al-Tawarikh traced the history of the world, beginning with the prophets of the Old Testament until the reign of Shah Rukh. INSCRIPTION script: Naskh PROVENANCE ?-1945 (Hagop Kevorkian [1872–1962], New York, NY, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art) 1945- The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH EXHIBITION HISTORY International Exhibition of Persian Art. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA (October-December 1926). Islamic Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 3, 1944-February 2, 1945).

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