The Adventures of Hamza: Painting and Storytelling in Mughal India

The Adventures of Hamza: Painting and Storytelling in Mughal India

by John William Seyller
     
 
The Adventures of Hamza, or Hamzanama, is preserved in an extravagantly large and heavily decorated manuscript made for the Indian emperor Akbar in the 17th century. More than sixty pages from the manuscript were brought together (the majority from the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna) for a travelling exhibition which began at the Freer Gallery of Art in

Overview

The Adventures of Hamza, or Hamzanama, is preserved in an extravagantly large and heavily decorated manuscript made for the Indian emperor Akbar in the 17th century. More than sixty pages from the manuscript were brought together (the majority from the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna) for a travelling exhibition which began at the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington DC in 2002. The catalogue features essays and lengthy catalogue entries by Seyller (art history, U. of Vermont) and full-page color plates of the paintings. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781898592235
Publisher:
Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Pages:
320

Meet the Author

Ebba Koch teaches Art History at the University of Vienna. Her previous publications include works on Mughal art, architecture, and manuscripts.

Antoinette Owen is Conservator of Works on Paper at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation, and an Associate Professor at Pratt Institute of Art.

John Seyller, curator of the exhibition The Adventures of Hamza, is Professor of Art History at the University of Vermont. He has published extensively on Indian painting, with an emphasis on Mughal manuscripts produced during Akbar's reign.

Wheeler M. Thackston is Professor of the Practice in Persian and Other Near Eastern Languages at Harvard University, where he has taught Persian and Arabic for over 25 years. He is the author of many books on the cultures of the Near East.

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