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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.
“marvel, wonder” in Middle Persian. See MIRACLES i. In Ancient Iranian Tradition.
A leading Indian theologian of the Ḥanafī school (18th century).
(or BARJANDĪ) Islamic astronomer, said to have died in 934/1527-28.
“QAMAR,” government official, historian, biographer, translator, and grammarian in British India (19th century).
Shiʿite ascetic and transmitter buried in the main sanctuary of Ray (9th century).
ABD-AL-AZIZ B. ABD-AL-VAHHAB owed his artistic training to Shah Ṭahmāsp and was employed in the royal workshops at Tabrīz, but had his ears and nose cut off for counterfeiting a seal. However, Moṣṭafā-ʿAlī says that he was born in Isfahan, and that Shah Ṭahmāsp was his pupil.This Article Has Images/Tables.
M. H. Siddiqi
Toghay-Timurid (Janid) dynast of the Uzbeks in Bukhara (r. 1647-80).