Album of Indian and Persian Miniatures of the XVI-XVIIth Centuries
Place Published: Moscow
Publisher: Vostocnoj Literatury
Date Published: 1962
Book Id: 10167
Large portfolio containing 111 loose mounted plates (complete), Folio sized booklet containing descriptions of the plates (in Cyrillic) and a smaller octavo sized booklet with short descriptions of the plates (in English). Portfolio is an olive green cloth with decorative stamping and titles in Cyrillic on front. The loose plates and both booklets are in near fine condition. The portfolio shows minor overall discoloring and rubbing at hinges. Includes eleven full color plates.
Originally compiled in Iran in the middle of the eighteenth century by Muhammad-Hadi, Muhammad-Baqir and Muhammad-Sadiq. 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. It has been housed since in the permanent collection of the Institute for the History of Material Culture in Leningrad (formally known as the Leningrad Branch of the Institute of the Peoples of Asia).