Exhibits from the Near East Collection at Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library & Yale University Library
Exhibit "Islamic Book and Bookbinding"
(1791 A.D. / 1206 A.H.)
Tarikh-i Nadiri. A history of Nadir Shah Afshar, who ruled Iran from 1736 to 1747, written in Persian by Mahdi Khan Astarabadi (d. 1759), his secretary and court historian.
This richly painted leather binding from Iran combines the traditional medallion pattern with the floral style more typically found on lacquered bindings.
Beinecke; Persian mss. suppl. 62