Sultan Husayn


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Sultan Husayn

(so͝oltän` ho͞osān`), d. 1729, Safavid shah of Persia (1694–1722). A weak and superstitious man, Shah Sultan Husayn was surrounded by astrologers and fanatics and was able to offer little opposition to the uprising of the Afghans. He gave up his throne, and the bloody rule of Mahmud followed. Persian administration was restored only later by Nadir ShahNadir Shah
or Nader Shah
, 1688–1747, shah of Iran (1736–47), sometimes considered the last of the great Asian conquerors. He was a member of the Afshar tribe.
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Taking as a case study the illustrated manuscripts of the Khamsa (Quintet) of the Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi (1135-1202), Da'adi analyzes the visual language of illustrated manuscripts in the court at Herat, in modern Afghanistan, during the rule of the sultan Husayn Bayqara (r.
Primarily drawn from the collections of the Freer and Sackler galleries, the exhibition includes the only known signed work by the "inventor" of nasta'liq, Mir Ali from Tabriz, two folios from a collection of poetry by the late 15th-century ruler Sultan Husayn Bayqara and sumptuous illuminated pages from imperial Mughal albums.
In Barbara Brend's essay, "A Kingly Posture: The Iconography of Sultan Husayn Baygara," the author's concern lies partly in court customs and protocol, but is built from the suppositions that Timurid artists "modelled their pictures largely on the world around them," that the objects and practices of the real world formed the basis of a pictorial iconography, and that it is "legitimate to search pictures of real subjects for elements that go beyond reportage" (p.