Falnama : the book of omens

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Full title: Falnama : the book of omens / Massumeh Farhad and Serpil Bagci ; with contributions by Maria Mavroudi, Kathryn Babayan, Cornell H. Fleischer, Julia Bailey, Wheeler M. Thackston, Jr., and Sergei Tourkin ; edited by Nancy Eickel and Jane Lusaka ; forewords by Elahé Mir-Djalali Omidyar and Julian Raby.
Main Authors: Farhad, Massumeh, (Author)
, Bağcı, Serpil, (Author)
, Mavroudi, Maria V., (Author)
, Babayan, Kathryn, (Author)
, Fleischer, Cornell H., (Author)
, Bailey, Julia, (Author)
, Thackston, Wheeler M., (Author)
, Tourkin, Sergei, (Author)
Corporate Authors: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
Other authors: Eickel, Nancy, (Editor)
Lusaka, Jane, (Editor)
Omidyar, Elahé Mir-Djalali, (foreword.)
Raby, Julian, (foreword.)
Format: Book           


Summary: Catalogue reproduces illustrated texts from the groundbreaking exhibition at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The Falnama were brilliantly painted compositions created in Safavid Iran and Ottoman Turkey in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries with scholarly texts on the deeper meaning of dreams, omens, and divination. Featured in this first publication ever devoted to the Falnama as a genre are intact volumes as well as text folios and illustrations now dispersed among international public and private collections. Essays by scholars of Safavid, Ottoman, and Byzantine history and language, complemented by full-colour illustrations, offer detailed analysis of the form, content, and meaning of these rarely seen works of art. The first-ever translations of three of the four monumental copies provide insight into a vivid and enduring aspect of human concern: the unknown.
Other authors: Eickel, Nancy, (Editor), Lusaka, Jane, (Editor), Omidyar, Elahé Mir-Djalali, (foreword.), Raby, Julian, (foreword.)
Corporate Authors: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
Language: English
Published: Washington, D.C. : Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 2009.
Classmark: FSH.L /537598
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 332-340) and index.
ISBN: 9780934686150
0934686157
9780934686143
0934686149