That of the Persian Safavids, led by Shah Tahmasp
, was defending its territory from the Ottoman sultan Suleiman the Magnificent.
The Safavid Empire section (1501-1736) displays works from the Safavid royal Kitabkhanah, or manuscripts workshop, as well as artistic motifs developed under patrons such as Shah Tahmasp
. The second section introduces visitors to the Ottoman artistic production with works ranging from the 16th to 18th centuries.
The Safavid Empire section (1501-1736) showcases works from the Safavid royal Kitabkhanah, or manuscripts workshop, as well as artistic motifs developed under patrons such as Shah Tahmasp
. The Safavids played a major role in the transfer of artistic practices by means of travelling artists to the neighbouring Ottoman and Mughal courts.
(24.) Akihiko Yamaguchi, "Shah Tahmasp
's Kurdish Policy," Studia Iranica 1, 2012: 118-19.
In the same way that Shah Tahmasp
researcher fluffy says: "His deputy Imam (aj) and the reign of his tricks is right" (Scholastic Tabrizi, 1994: 245).
A book collecting all the illustrations from what is generally acclaimed to be the most beautiful edition of the Shahnameh, "The Shahnameh of Shah Tahmasp
," has now been reprinted and is on the market again.
The Met holds 78 of the 258 miniature paintings extracted from a superb copy of Firdausi's Shahnama made for the Persian ruler Shah Tahmasp
during the second quarter of the 16th century.
In the early 15th century Shah Tahmasp
became the ruler of Iran at the young age of ten.
The result achieved for this important work follows the sale of an exceptional illustrated folio from the Shahnameh made for Shah Tahmasp
of Persia, which achieved a record-breaking price of [pounds sterling]7.4 million last year.
A miniature illuminated painting documents the arrival in 1567 of an emissary of the Persian Safavid Shah Tahmasp
at the Ottoman court of Sultan Selim II.
Among the noteworthy exhibits in "Gifts of the Sultan" that can be securely linked to key events is the mammoth illustrated Shahnama (Book of Kings) by the poet Firdawsi, fashioned for the Safavid ruler Shah Tahmasp
and given to the Ottoman sultan Selim II two years after his accession in 1566.
Summary: LONDON: A 16th century illustrated portfolio from the "Shahnameh" ("Book of Kings") of Shah Tahmasp
of Persia, fetched 7.4 million pounds ($12 million) Wednesday, a new auction record for an Islamic work of art.