Sadiq Bayg Afshar

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Sadiq Bayg Afshar


(also Sadiqi Sadiq Bayg Afshar). Born 1533 in Tabriz; died between 1610 and 1620. Artist of the Tabriz school, poet, and literary historian.

Sadiq Bayg Afshar wrote the treatise on art Qanun al-suwar (Canons of Representation) and the literary-historical work Majma’-al hawas (1599). Several of his miniatures, chiefly portraits, are known.


Qanun al-suwar. Baku, 1963. (Persian text and Russian translation; introduction, translation, commentary, and notes by A. Iu. Kaziev.)


Kaziev, A. Iu. “O nekotorykh miniatiurakh Sadikibeka Afshara i ego traktate o zhivopisi.” Problemy vostokovedeniia, 1959, no. 4.
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