Abū al-Ḥasan Nādir al-Zamān
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Abū al-Ḥasan Nādir al-Zamān was a famous Persian portrait painter at the court of the Mughal emperor Jahāngīr. At the end of the 10th/16th century he and his father, Āqā Riḍā Harātī, emigrated to India and joined the court of Jahāngīr at the time when Jahāngīr was still a prince. It would appear that Abū al-Ḥasan was born in 996/1588, since the following is written along the margin of his earliest painting: ‘Signed by Abū al-Ḥasan b. Riḍā Murīd Khānahzād, at the age of thirteen, in the year 1009’ (…

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Nafisi, Nushin-dukht, Rezaee, Maryam and Zand, Roxane, “Abū al-Ḥasan Nādir al-Zamān”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 21 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0154>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 978-90-04-16860-2, 20080710, 978-90-04-17859-5, 20091123, 9789004191655, 20110912

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