top of page

Timur distributes gifts from his grandson, the Prince of Multan, from a Zafar-nama (Book of Victories)

247259-200.png
June 30, 1556
gold-medal-vector-816269_edited.png
subject-icon-1_edited.png
People
Untitled-2.png
Akbar 1556–1605

Timur distributes gifts from his grandson, the Prince of Multan, from a Zafar-nama (Book of Victories)

IMG100952

DESCRIPTION

Timur distributes gifts from his grandson, the Prince of Multan, from a Zafar-nama (Book of Victories) 1598-1600 Shravana (Indian) India, Delhi, Mughal court, 16th century Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper Sheet: 28.2 x 20.2 cm (11 1/8 x 7 15/16 in.); Image: 14.7 x 9.8 cm (5 13/16 x 3 7/8 in.) Gift of Dr. Norman Zaworski 2012.301 DID YOU KNOW? Pre-modern giftwrap: Round textiles cover presentation platters. DESCRIPTION The Zafar-nama, a biography of Timur praising his accomplishments, was written in Persian and completed about 20 years after his death. The author was a prominent scholar and advisor to a grandson of Timur who succeeded him as ruler of the Timurid Empire. The Mughal emperors treasured their copies of the Zafar-nama and referenced it during their own acts of territorial expansion. Akbar was overjoyed when his father’s copy, which had been lost in battle 60 years before, was returned to him in 1596. Soon after, Akbar commissioned his own illustrated copy, from which this page has come. PROVENANCE ?-2012 Dr. Norman Zaworski [1920-2013], Cleveland, OH, bequest to the Cleveland Museum of Art 2012- The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH EXHIBITION HISTORY Main Asian Rotation (Gallery 245); December 5, 2013. Art and Stories from Mughal India. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (July 31-October 23, 2016).

Rate This BookDon’t love itNot greatGoodGreatLove itRate This Book

Your content has been submitted

Post Comment
Ratings & Review
Click To Close Comment Box
Click To Post Your Comment
Show Reviews

Ismail Mazari

average rating is null out of 5

Very good information.

MUGHAL IMAGES

The Mughal Images immediately took a much greater interest in realistic portraiture than was typical of Persian miniatures. Animals and plants were the main subject of many miniatures for albums and were more realistically depicted. To upload your images click here.

The
Mughal Library brings readers of our history and related subjects on one platform. our goal is to share knowledge between researchers and students in a friendly environment.


 

bottom of page