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The Hamzanama or Dastan-e-Amir Hamza narrates the legendary exploits of Amir Hamza, an uncle of the Prophet Muhammad, though most of the stories are . This is the story of one of the highlights of the collection: the series of paintings done for the Emperor Akbar to illustrate the Adventures of Hamza. The V&A acquired folios from the Hamzanama because of the keenly observant eyes of Sir Caspar Purdon Clarke (). These works span the full period of Akbar's active patronage, from his extraordinarily ambitious commissioning of the monumental Hamza-nama in the early.
The Hamzanama is based on a story from a centuries-old oral tradition. It tells of Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib (c. –), the uncle of the prophet Muhammad (c. 28 Feb The illustrations for the great epic Hamzanama changed the culture of a continent . Now they are all on show for the first time in years. 21 Jul The Mask of Tutankhamen. The Mona Lisa. The Sistine ceiling. The "Starry Night. " The Hamzanama. In the standard list of artistic masterpieces.
21 Jul The Hamzanama is a miracle of human creativity. But even as a simple artifact of history, it has its fascination. The manuscript came out of the. The Hamzanama of Akbar exemplifies objective sensuous choices that support diverse, subjective senses of presence. Akbar sought unconventional truth as an . The Hamzanama, or the history of Hamza, an illustrated manuscript of the sixteenth century represents the first famous work of the Mughal painting school, one. 17 May The Hamzanama, or 'Book of Hamza' was commissioned by the great Mughal emperor Akbar in the midth century. The epic story of a. 19 Dec KAH includes just one from several hundred stories that are said to have made up the Hamzanama, a book of adventure tales of Amir Hamza.