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Medusa’s GazeThe Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese$
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Marina Belozerskaya

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199739318

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.001.0001

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Timur, World Conqueror and Connoisseur

Timur, World Conqueror and Connoisseur

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(p.87) 5 Timur, World Conqueror and Connoisseur
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Medusa’s Gaze
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Marina Belozerskaya

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.003.0005

The earliest surviving record of the Tazza was produced in Central Asia, either for the great and ruthless conqueror Timur in Samarqand, or for his more refined grandson Baysunghur at Herat. The bowl may have come to the Timurid court as war booty, tribute, or a diplomatic gift. Once there, it was depicted by the court calligrapher Mohammed al-Khayyam. This chapter suggests how the Tazza would have been viewed differently by Timur and his descendants.

Keywords:   Timur/Tamerlane, Jade, conquest, Samarqand, Herat, Damascus, calligraphy, Baysunghur, Mohammed al-Khayyam

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