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ANITA CHOWDRY

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A 16th CENTURY BOOK AT SOAS

Academic Papers Curriculum Vitae

The subject of this study is a 'Divan' or collection of poems by 'Abd al-Rahman Jami in the collection of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, MS. 25293. Dated 941 AH (1534 - 34), it is thought to have been produced in Herat at the court of the Safavid Prince Bahram Mirza.  

 

For this study I focussed on the illuminated opening pages ff. 1v-2r, because I wanted to understand how a 16th century master illuminator might have approached his work.  The methods I used were:

 

  • A visual analysis of the condition of the pages

  • Measuring the rulings

  • Analysing the structure of the design

  • Reading contemporary technical literature

  • Sourcing materials and tools to make a reconstruction of the design

  • Re-creating sections of the design

  • Documenting the process

 

For a more detailed account of this study, please see the PDF to the left.

 

"A visual analysis of the illuminated opening pages of a sixteenth century Iranian manuscript"

Presented at the Eighth Islamic Manuscript Conference at Queen's College, University of Cambridge, July 2012

Band-e-Rumi_0004 - Copy SOAS Jami tracing Jami taj detail

The finished reconstruction.

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