History of Nigaristan, 1569

known as Kitāb-i Nigāristān or Tārīkh-i Nigāristān
by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad Ghaffārī

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There are eight paintings illustrating the text in a style that has been associated with the school of painting at Shīrāz.

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This is an illuminated and illustrated Safavid copy of the History of Nigaristan (Iran), known as Kitab-i Nigaristan or Tarikh-i Nigaristan by Ahmad Ghaffari (d. 975 AH / 1567-8 CE). The colophon indicates that it was completed on the 5 Shawwal 976 AH / 1569 CE. The manuscript opens with a double-page illuminated frontispiece, and there are eight paintings illustrating the text in a style that has been associated with the school of painting at Shiraz. The dark brown/black leather binding, which is contemporary with the manuscript, has a large central panel with oval and pendants. The border is comprised of cartouches alternating with roundels. All are gold-brushed and decorated with floral and cloud motifs. Timur and his army during the campaign in Iraq.
Source: The Walters MS 598.



Persia Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers