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An illustration in the 1305-14
Jami‛ al-Tawarikh
by Rashid al-Din.

Universal History

or Compendium of Chronicles

Ğāmi‛ al-tavārīḫ. Rašīd al-Dīn Fazl-ullāh Hamadānī

Flight of Muhammad ibn Suri, ruler of Ahangaran

Ms Or 20 f.129v Flight of Muhammad ibn Suri, ruler of Ahangaran, miniature from the Jamiʿ al-Tawarikh of Rashid al-Din
Il-Khanid Tabriz
Opaque watercolour, ink, gold and silver on paper

Shelfmark: Or.Ms.20
Holding Institution: University of Edinburgh
Title: Jami' al-Tawarikh (World History)
Alternate Title: Compendium of Chronicles
Subset Index: f.129v detail
Creator: Rashid al-Din Ṭabib
Creator Nationality: Iranian
Creator Role: Author
Date: c.1306CE or c.1314/15CE

Detail of miniature from the Compendium of Chronicles by Rashid al-Din. Shows three horsemen in flight, pursued by four soldiers carrying standards and spears, also on horseback. Scene is said to portray the flight of Muhammad ibn Suri, ruler of Ahangaran (now in modern Afghanistan), following his defeat at the hands of Mahmud ibn Sebuktegin, who was ruler of the Ghaznavid Dynasty of Eastern Afghanistan from 998-1030CE

Source: Edinburgh University Library

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