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Mir Sayyid ‛Ali [Mīr Sayyid ‛Alī-i Tabrīzī]locked

(b Tabriz, c. 1510; d Mecca, after 1572).
  • Sheila R. Canby

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Persian painter, active also in India. He was the son of the Safavid-period painter Mir Musavvir. Though Qazi Ahmad, writing in the late 16th century, deemed him cleverer in art than his father, Mir Sayyid ‛Ali reveals paternal influence in his meticulous rendering of ornamental patterns and details. As he was a junior artist at the time of the royal ...

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