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Name of Object:

Hamzanama: Emissaries bring news from the provinces of Khaybar and Chin to Anoshirvan

Location:

Vienna, Austria

Holding Museum:

MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art

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Date of Object:

AD 1557–1577

Museum Inventory Number:

BI 08770-02r

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Painting on cotton

Period / Dynasty

Mughal

Provenance:

India

Description:

"Sergeants-at-arms hastened off to all parts of the realm and found two ancient bricks, one in Khaybar and one in Chin. They brought the two bricks to Anoshirvan and reported to the emperor of the seven climes. The king summoned the khwaja to his retinue and, in his presence, asked the sergeants why the two countries were in ruins. The sergeants reported that in Khaybar there was a guebre named Hisham who did everything he could by way of cruelty and injustice, while in Chin, although the Khaqan was very good, he had a son named Bahram Gur, who was extremely egotistical and unruly. The subjects of those two kingdoms were tormented by the injustice of those two, and on account of them the kingdoms were in ruins."

Citation of this web page:

 "Hamzanama: Emissaries bring news from the provinces of Khaybar and Chin to Anoshirvan" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;at;Mus21;5;en

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