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J. W. Allan
Signature found on a number of pieces of metalwork from Iran.
D. M. Lang
Persian viceroy in eastern Georgia (1099-1105/1688-94), under the Safavid shahs Solaymān and Solṭān Ḥosayn.
A grandson of Fatḥ-ʿAlī Qajar (d. 1824 or 1825).
fortress built in 1810 by ʿAbbās Mīrzā on the northern bank of the Araxes river; it commanded the passage of the Araxes and was of special strategic importance for the defense of the Naḵjavān khanate.
Flourishing caravan station of the Safavid period.
P. Avery, B. G. Fragner, J. B. Simmons
A name first applied to the principal gold and silver coins issued by the Safavid king ʿAbbās I (1581-1629); it continued in use until the beginning of the 20th century.
Indian literary figure who wrote in Persian (d. 1048/1638).
10th century Samanid poet.
Apart from an apparently early work in the standard Isfahan style of the second quarter of the 17th century (Cristie’s 10 July 1975, lot 197), Šayḵ ʿAbbāsī departed from the established conventions of Safavid painting and embarked upon an eclectic manner in which European and Indian elements played an important role.This Article Has Images/Tables.
C. E. Bosworth
the third dynasty of caliphs who built their capital in Baghdad after overthrowing the Umayyad caliphs in Damascus.