Jaimee Comstock-Skipp is a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Nizami Ganjavi Centre in the UK. Some of the contents of this contribution are taken from her forthcoming article: “The ‘Iran’ Curtain: the Historiography of Abu’l-Khairid (Shibanid) Arts of the Book and the ‘Bukhara School’ during the Cold War,” in Journal of Art Historiography, edited by Yuka Kadoi and András Barati (to be released in Issue 28, June 2023).