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Sultan Ibrahim Mirza's Haft Awrang
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In 1556 Prince Sultan Ibrahim Mirza commissioned a copy of the great Persian literary classic, the Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones) of Abdul-Rahman Jami. For the next nine years, five court calligraphers worked on the transcription of the poetic text, and then another group of gifted artists illuminated and illustrated it. This magnificent volume, now housed in the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, and known as the Freer Jami, is renowned as one of the most sumptuous works of the Safavid period and a masterpiece of Islamic art. Marianna Shreve Simpson explores the production, purpose, and meaning of the Haft Awrang, providing historical documentation about its princely patron and artists and analyzing its contents.
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