This volume focuses on the museum’s exceptional group of Islamic miniature paintings found in illustrated copies of classic works & as surviving fragments pasted or bound into albums in the former royal libraries. It is illustrated with representative examples of sacred, literary, & technical works reflecting the patronage of individual sultans over more than 400 years of rule. With full discussion of early Islamic practices in the art of calligraphy & book illustrations, as well as a history of the library.

Author : Zeren Tanindi

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