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To whom is the work “History of Abu’l-Khair Khan dedicated?

It is known that the book workshop of Shahrukhiya-Tashkent operated only for a brief time: it ceased to exist with the death of Keldi-Muhammad in 1532 and its masters transferred to Bukhara and Samarkand.

It is almost certain that these masters took part in the decoration of the works “Anvar-i Suhaili” (“The Light of Canopus”) by Va‘iz Kashifi and “Tarikh-i Abu’l-Khair Khan” (“History of Abu’l-Khair Khan) by Mas‘ud ibn ‘Uthman Kuhistani. It was copied for Keldi-Muhammad’s cousin Abu’l-Latif Khan, who ruled Samarkand in 1540 – 1551, and consequently the miniatures are also dated to this period.

You can learn more about the topic in the book-album "Arts of the book in the 15th–17th-century Mawarannahr" (Volume XVII) in the series "Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in the World Collections". 

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To whom is the work “History of Abu’l-Khair Khan dedicated?