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ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Khwārazmī
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ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Khwārazmī, a calligrapher specialising in nastaʿlīq, living in the mid- to late 9th/15th century, who occasionally called himself ʿImād al-Dīn. It is probable that he worked at the courts of Jahānshāh Qarā-qūyūnlū and his son, Pīr Būdāq, and when the latter lived in Baghdad, the artist was one of his companions (Bayānī, 2/379; Soucek, 147; Sakisian, 35). Later, Khwārazmī went to the court of Yaʿqūb Beg Āq-qūyūnlū, and enjoyed his patronage (see ʿĀlī Afandī, 56; Sakisian, 34–35). He was a contemporary of the famous nastaʿlīq calligraphers, Sulṭān-ʿAlī Mashhadī, and …

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Yadollah Gholami and Translated by Hassan Lahouti, “ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Khwārazmī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0066>
First published online: 2015

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