Muqadamma Ashrafi, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Muqadamma Ashrafi

Tajikistani medievalist and art historian

Date of Birth: 05-Jun-1936

Place of Birth: Tashkent

Date of Death: 29-Jun-2013

Profession: art historian, medievalist

Nationality: Tajikistan

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Muqadamma Ashrafi

  • Muqaddama Ashrafi (June 5, 1936-June 29, 2013) was a Tajikistani medievalist and art historian. Ashrafi was born in Tashkent into an ethnic Tajik family.
  • Her father was the noted composer Mukhtar Ashrafi.
  • She graduated from the Taskhent Musical School in 1954; in 1959 she received a degree in art history from the Moscow State University.
  • From that year until 1961 she worked in the Oriental Studies Department of the USSR Academy of Sciences in Moscow; beginning in 1962 she was a postgraduate student at that institution's Institute of Oriental Studies, graduating in 1968.
  • From 1969 until 1971 she was employed at the Tajik Academy of Sciences in the Department of Philosophy; in 1972 she moved to the organization's Institute of History.
  • That same year saw the beginning of her chairmanship of the humanities department at the Tajik Technological University.
  • As a scholar, Ashrafi took as her specialties the medieval arts, especially painting, of Central Asia.
  • She was married to the writer Kamol Ayni.
  • At the time of her death she was at work on the last volume of a planned trilogy on the subject of Tajik miniature painting, having already published the first two volumes in 2011.

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