"Journey of the Prophet Muhammad", Folio from the Majma al-Tavarikh (Compendium of Histories)
Author Hafiz-i Abru Iranian
Not on view
This is a leaf from a dispersed manuscript entitled the Majma' al Tavarikh, produced for the Shah Rukh in Herat. Although simple in style, many of the paintings are effective in their straightforward presentation. Here the Prophet, perched atop the exaggerated hump of his dromedary, dominates the composition. His position and that of his two footmen in the foreground emphasize their importance in the scene.
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