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"Nasr: A Journey Through History and Satire" Step into the world of Nasr, where history intertwines with satire to create a captivating tale

Background imageNasr Collection: Nasreddin - Seljuq satirist

Nasreddin - Seljuq satirist
Nasreddin or Nasreddin Hodja or Mullah Nasreddin Hooja or Mullah Nasruddin (1208-1284) was a Seljuq satirist, born in Hortu Village in Sivrihisar, Eskisehir Province, Turkey

Background imageNasr Collection: Conquest of al-Andalus by Ferdinand the Saint

Conquest of al-Andalus by Ferdinand the Saint
Siege of the city of Jaen by King Ferdinand III the Saint (1199/1201-1252). Muhammad I surrendered the city of Jaen to King Ferdinand, signing a treaty of vassalage with him

Background imageNasr Collection: The Sirdars Expedition to Fashoda, the Flotilla on the White Nile (litho)

The Sirdars Expedition to Fashoda, the Flotilla on the White Nile (litho)
1063868 The Sirdars Expedition to Fashoda, the Flotilla on the White Nile (litho) by Jones, George Kingston (fl.1890-1925); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Sirdars Expedition to Fashoda)

Background imageNasr Collection: Cairo to Khartoum (engraving)

Cairo to Khartoum (engraving)
1045946 Cairo to Khartoum (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cairo to Khartoum)

Background imageNasr Collection: Nasr ed din Shah--Royal Type and Costume (engraving)

Nasr ed din Shah--Royal Type and Costume (engraving)
655280 Nasr ed din Shah--Royal Type and Costume (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Nasr ed din Shah--Royal Type and Costume)

Background imageNasr Collection: The Sirdars Advance to Fashoda, landing Troops after the Bombardment of Dem Zeki (litho)

The Sirdars Advance to Fashoda, landing Troops after the Bombardment of Dem Zeki (litho)
1063872 The Sirdars Advance to Fashoda, landing Troops after the Bombardment of Dem Zeki (litho) by Craig, Frank (1874-1918); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Sirdars Advance to Fashoda)

Background imageNasr Collection: Statue of Khodja Nasreddin, also known as Hoja Nasruddin, Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Statue of Khodja Nasreddin, also known as Hoja Nasruddin, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Statue of Khodja Nasreddin, also known as Hoja Nasruddin

Background imageNasr Collection: Mesopotamia. White calcite. Cylinder seal. From Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia. White calcite. Cylinder seal. From Mesopotamia. Late Uruk. Early Jemdet Nasr Period. 3200-3000BC. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageNasr Collection: Nasr-Ed-Din, Shah of Persia

Nasr-Ed-Din, Shah of Persia (1831 1896), King of Persia from 17 September 1848 to 1 May 1896 when he was assassinated. He was the son of Mohammad Shah Qajar and Malek Jahā n Khā nom

Background imageNasr Collection: Shah of Persia on visit to Britain

Shah of Persia on visit to Britain
Group photo of dignitaries during a visit to Britain of the Shah of Persia, Nasr-Ed-Din (Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar) (1831-1896), seen here in the centre. Date: 1873

Background imageNasr Collection: The Shah received by Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle

The Shah received by Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle
The arrival of his Majesty Nasr-ed-din, the Shah of Persia on his second visit to England, kissing the hand of the Queen


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"Nasr: A Journey Through History and Satire" Step into the world of Nasr, where history intertwines with satire to create a captivating tale. From Nasreddin, the Seljuq satirist known for his witty anecdotes, to the conquest of al-Andalus by Ferdinand the Saint, each chapter reveals a different facet of this enigmatic figure. As we delve deeper into Nasr's story, we encounter artifacts that shed light on ancient civilizations. Mesopotamia unveils its secrets through a mesmerizing white calcite cylinder seal - an artifact that speaks volumes about their culture and beliefs. The intrigue continues as we witness pivotal moments in Persian history. The haunting black-and-white photograph captures "The Execution of the Murderer of the Late Shah of Persia 1896, " while a lithograph depicts "The Assassination of the Shah of Persia. " These images transport us back in time, inviting contemplation on power struggles and their consequences. Venturing beyond borders, we find ourselves amidst The Sirdars Expedition to Fashoda on the White Nile. A vibrant lithograph showcases flotillas sailing towards their destination - an expedition that would shape colonial rivalries forever. An engraving titled "Cairo to Khartoum" takes us along this arduous journey through diverse landscapes and cultures. Returning to Persia once more, we are introduced to Nasr ed din Shah - royalty personified. His regal type and costume immortalized in an exquisite engraving capture both grandeur and vulnerability simultaneously. But it is not just historical events or political turmoil that define Nasr's legacy; it is also his ability to make people laugh even in challenging times. The statue of Khodja Nasreddin stands tall in Bukhara, Uzbekistan - a testament to his enduring wit and wisdom. Persian Sketches further illuminate our understanding as vivid engravings depict scenes from everyday life, offering glimpses into the rich tapestry of Persian culture.