Siyâvaosh Beg Gorji

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Siyâvash, Siyavush, or Siyavush Beg (c. 1536 — pre-1616) was an Iranian illustrator of Georgian origin known for his miniatures with dramatic landscape elements and well-organized compositions. He was active at the court of the Safavid shahs of Iran.[1]

According to the Persian chronicler Qazi Ahmad, Siyâvash was a Georgian slave brought to Tabriz as a child and assigned to the royal studio where he studied under Muzaffar 'Ali, artist and close companion to the Safavid shah Tahmasp I.[2]


  1. ^ Babaie, Sussan (2004). Slaves of the Shah: New Elites of Safavid Iran. I.B.Tauris. pp. 118–119. ISBN 1860647219.
  2. ^ Siyavush. The Grove Dictionary of Art. Retrieved on September 26, 2009 from artnet