The Adventures of Hamza : Painting and Storytelling in Mughal India

Seyller, John

Published by Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution / Azimuth Editions Limited, 2002
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320 pp. 86 colour plates. 39 b/w in-text figures. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of surviving paintings from the 16th century 'Adventures of Hamza' cycle commissioned by the Mughal emperor Akbar organized by the Arthur M. Sachler Gallery, Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC. Accompanying texts by John Seyler, Ebba Koch, Antoinette Owen, and Rainald Franz. Also includes a glossary, notes, bibliography and index. Internally clean without marks or additions. Sound binding. Orange cloth covered boards with titles printed in yellow on the backstrip. Colour pictorial dustjacket is protected by clear plastic book wrap. A large heavy folio ( 2.55 kg. / 5.61 lbs. + packaging) requiring additional shipping charges. Please contact us for details. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Adventures of Hamza : Painting and ...
Publisher: Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution / Azimuth Editions Limited
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: Exhibition Catalogue

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Book Description Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C., 2002 First Edition. Wraps., 2002. 4to. Colour illustrated wraps. pp 320. Copiously illustrated in colour and black and white throughout. Fantastic tales of Hamza, an uncle of the prophet Muhammad.ISBN: 1898592233 Neat designer's bookplate on front endpaper otherwise about fine. Bookseller Inventory # A39770

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Book Description Freer Gallery of Art, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1898592233 Massive book. Due to weight, no foreign orders or domestic priority shipments accepted without prior arrangement as to shipping costs, which will exceed our usual rates.This book is too large for our scanner so a partial cover image is shown. A fantastic adventure story, based loosely on the exploits of Hamza, an uncle of the prophet Muhammad, who travelled throughout the world spreading the doctrines of Islam, The Adventure of Hamza--also known as Hamzanama--tells of encounters with giants, demons and dragons; of abductions and hair-raising chases; and of believers, as well as those who resisted the truth. The excitement of these ancient tales was best captured in public recitations at coffeehouses from Iran to northern India. Each oration was given a particular flavor by the storyteller, who departed freely from the written text, which itself varies in composition and structure from manuscript to manuscript. An illustrated version of the Hamzanama was commissioned early in the reign of the Mughal Emperor Akbar, in the second half of the sixteenth century, by the teenage emperor himself. Consisting of 1400 paintings of an unusually large format, it was one of the earliest products of the royal Mughal painting atelier, and perhaps the most ambitious. The enormous size of the illustrations, which are nearly two feet high each, can be explained by their role in complementing the recitations; their sometimes broad and animated style conveys the vigor of the tales. Just over a tenth of the 1400 paintings from Akbar's commission survive today, and this publication of The Adventures of Hamza brings together 60 of the greatest of these works from collections all over the world, and places them alongside new translations of the related text passages. 320 pages. Romance of Am?r ?amza--Illustrations, Illumination of books and manuscripts, Mogul, Islamic illumination of books and manuscripts--India. Bookseller Inventory # 055914

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