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ʿAbd al-Ṣamad Shīrāzī
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ʿAbd al-Ṣamad Shīrāzī, Iranian miniature painter and calligrapher of the Gūrkānid court who influenced the development of Mughal painting in the 10th/16th century. He originally entered the service of Humāyūn (r. 937–963/1530–1556) as an artist, and under Akbar (r. 963–1014/1556–1605) also held governmental positions. He probably died sometime before Jahāngīr came to the throne (r. 1014–1037/1605–1627). One can assume he was born prior to 923/1517, on the basis of a…

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Eftekhar, Fariba and Translated by Hassan Lahouti, “ʿAbd al-Ṣamad Shīrāzī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0022>
First published online: 2015

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