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Album Indiiskikh I Persidskikh Miniatyur XVI-XVIII. [Album of Indian and Persian Miniatures of the 16th-18th Centuries] Moscou, 1962. 2 parties in-folio, texte broché 82 pp. et album en feuilles sous chemise cartonnée rempliée, 100 planches dont 10 coloriées. Texte en russe accompagné d'un fascicule de 23 pp. de présentation et index en anglais (Creswell suppl. I, 299). Album (muraqqa') of Indian and Persian miniatures and specimens of calligraphy, in Leningrad Institut. In 1921 the album was acquired from the Russian Museum to which it had been given in 1910 as a personal gift of Emperor Nikolai II. The album was compiled in Iran in the middle of the eighteenth century; three artists worked on its compilation: Muhammad-Hadi, Muhammad-Baqir and Muhammad Sadiq. The album is one of the richest in specimens of calligraphy, the major part of which bear the signature of Mir Imad al-Hasani.

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