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Shaykh ‛Abbasi [Shaykh ‛Abbāsī]locked

(fl 1650–84).
  • Eleanor Sims

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Persian painter. He was one of a small group of artists working in Iran in the second half of the 17th century who painted in an eclectic manner that drew on European images and Mughal Indian styles (see Islamic art, §III, 4(vi)(a)). He appears to have been the earliest of this group, which included Muhammad Zaman and ‛Aliquli Jabbadar, to integrate these ‘exotic’ elements into his work. He invariably inscribed his work with the punning Persian phrase ...

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E. Yar Shater, ed.: Encyclopedia Iranica (London, 1986)
[flourished]