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ʿAbd Allāh Shīrāzī
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ʿAbd Allāh Shīrāzī was a Ṣafawid painter. Extant sources suggest that ʿAbd Allāh was connected to Abū al-Fatḥ Ibrāhīm b. Bahrām, ḥākim (governor) of Mashhad and nāẓir (supervisor) of the Library of Imam Riḍā's shrine, from the time of the latter's appointment in 964/1557 until his assassination twenty years later on 6 Dhū al-Ḥijja 984/24 February 1577 at Qazwīn (Qummī, 148; Soucek, 205). ʿAbd Allāh, who was apparently an intimate companion of Sulṭān Ibrāhīm Mīrzā, joined the atelier of the Ṣafawid king Ismāʿīl II after I…

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Yadollah Gholami and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “ʿAbd Allāh Shīrāzī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 07 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0044>
First published online: 2015

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