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The so-called Hamza Romance deals with the legendary heroic deeds of Hamza, a Persian rebel leader active at the time of Caliph Harun al Rashid. Hamza performed truly wondrous deeds in a number of fascinating countries, such as Ceylon, China and Central Asia. The stories recounting his heroic life were highly popular in India and even the Mogul Emperor Akbar is said to have read them with great enthusiasm.

140 thrilling large-format miniatures

The dominating element in the large-size miniatures is their colouring, particularly the overwhelming number of red tones. In addition, the viewer is fascinated by the sheer wealth of figures, with a multitude of movements dramatically enhancing the narrative in a truly explosive fervour. Other pictures, however, show only a few large figures in motion which appear as segments full of expressive power. In addition to the main narrative, the pictures are filled with fascinating genre scenes, architectural and landscape depictions, public scenes, exuberant vegetation, and the pomp of the courtly entourage of the Mogul sovereign. The book thus constitutes a magnificent reflection of India during the period of Mogul rule.

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#1 Ḥamza-Nāma Vol. LII/1

Graz: Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA), 1974

Ḥamza-Nāma Vol. LII/1, Vienna, Österreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst
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London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Ḥamza-Nāma Vol. LII/1 facsimile edition Adeva.
Ḥamza-Nāma Vol. LII/1 facsimile edition Adeva.
  • Commentary (German) by Egger, Gerhard
  • Limited Edition: 99 copies
  • This is a partial facsimile of one or more portions of the original document, Ḥamza-Nāma: the facsimile might represent only a part, or doesn't attempt to replicate the format, or doesn't imitate the look-and-feel of the original document.

Codices selecti phototypice impressi, volume LII/1 presents the 61 ff. in full color from the Österreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna.

This facsimile edition in two volumes (LII/1 and LII/2, available separately) reproduces all the known and accessible folios (approx. 140) from Vienna (61 ff.), London (27 ff.) and private collections (approx. 50 ff.). Size of the reproductions: 370 x 475 mm.

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#2 Ḥamza-Nāma Vol. LII/2

Graz: Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA), 1974

Ḥamza-Nāma, Vienna, Österreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst
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London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Ḥamza-Nāma Vol. LII/2
Ḥamza-Nāma Vol. LII/2
  • Commentary (German) by Egger, Gerhard
  • Limited Edition: 99 copies
  • This is a partial facsimile of one or more portions of the original document, Ḥamza-Nāma: the facsimile might represent only a part, or doesn't attempt to replicate the format, or doesn't imitate the look-and-feel of the original document.

Codices selecti phototypice impressi, volume LII/2 presents the 61 ff. in full color from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

This facsimile edition in two volumes (LII/1 and LII/2, available separately) reproduces all the known and accessible folios (approx. 140) from Vienna (61 ff.), London (27 ff.) and private collections (approx. 50 ff.). Size of the reproductions: 370 x 475 mm.

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