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Mir Sayyid Ahmad [Mīr Sayyid Aḥmad al-Ḥusaynī al-Mashhadī]locked

(b Mashhad; fl 1550–74; d Mazandaran, 1578).
  • Wheeler M. Thackston

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Persian calligrapher. He belonged to a family of Husayni sayyids, or descendants of the Prophet, and his father was a chandler. He was trained in calligraphy at Herat by Mir ‛Ali Husayni Haravi. When Mir ‛Ali was taken to Bukhara by the Uzbeks in 1529...

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