Persian Painting

The Arts of the Book and Portraiture

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Adel T. Adamova, Manijeh Bayani

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One of the world’s finest collections of Persian manuscripts and miniature paintingsThis is a luxuriously illustrated study of more than 40 extraordinary Persian miniature paintings, illuminated manuscripts and elaborately decorated bookbindings in The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, dating from the 11th century 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 14th-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by Muhammad ibn Badr al-Din al-Jajarmi; material from dispersed manuscripts of Firdawsi’s Shah-nameh; two previously unpublished copies of Qazwini’s ‘Aja’ib al-Makhluqat; three copies of Nizami’s Khamsah; Sa’di’s Golestan; and Jami’s Yusuf and Zulaykha and Subhat al-Abrar – as well as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 17th-century bookbindings and oil paintings from the Zand and Qajar periods.Adel Adamova is a curator at the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. Manijeh Bayani is a specialist in Persian epigraphy, based in London.

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Weight 2650 g
Dimensions 22 x 27.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 April 2016
Number of pages 552
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 22 x 27.7 cm
Weight 2650 g

Adel Adamova is a curator at the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.

Manijeh Bayani is a specialist in Persian epigraphy, based in London.