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"Sultan Tughril III Enthroned", folio from a Majma al-tavarikh (Assembly of Histories) of Hafiz-i Abru

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Rukn al-Din Tughril III was the last Seljuq sultan in Iran. No monuments or works of art can be attributed to his patronage, probably because he spent most of his reign from 1176 to 1194 fighting a succession of atabegs (tutors) in western Iran. He died at Rayy in a final battle against the Khwarazm Shahs. This enthronement scene is more generic than the other two in this group, reflecting little of this king’s character.

"Sultan Tughril III Enthroned", folio from a Majma al-tavarikh (Assembly of Histories) of Hafiz-i Abru, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

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