Divan of Sultan Ahmed Jalair
Divan of Sultan Ahmed Jalair, Baghdad(?) 1402
Description: Early 15th Century Ensi
Margin drawings from folio 23a of The Divan of Sultan Ahmed Jalair, Baghdad? 1402. I put a question mark after Baghdad because it is only a guess since I cannot at the moment say for sure where the court was in 1402. Sultan Ahmed Jalair was the last of the Jalairid Mongol rulers of Irak, Kurdistan and Azerbaïjan.
After the death of Abu Said in 1335, the IL-Khanid Dynasty ended and the Jalairid Mongol ruled parts of the former IL-Khanid territory. The Jalairid were Mongol but not of the lineage of Cingis Qan. However, they may also be counted as ethnically Turk and it is known that they ruled over large parts of the Oghuz Turk including the Qara-Qoyunlu.