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Aḥmad Mūsā
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Aḥmad Mūsā, an innovative Persian painter and founder of a style of painting in the 8th/14th century. His name is first mentioned in Dūst Muḥammad’s prefatory essay (‘Account of Past and Present Painters’) to the Bahrām Mīrzā album concerning the evolution of calligraphy, compiled in 951/1544, where he is identified as a painter from the reign of the Īlkhān Abū Saʿīd (Soucek, 652; for a précis of Dūst Muḥammad’s prefatory essay, see Binyon et al., pp. 184–188).

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Mohammad Hassan Semsar and Translated by Matthew Melvin-Koushki, “Aḥmad Mūsā”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0217>
First published online: 2015

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