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Folio from Aja’ib al-makhluqat (Wonders of Creation) by al-Qazvini;    recto: Manuscript only; verso: Wild Ox (Bagar al-Wahsh)    early 15th century

Folio from Aja’ib al-makhluqat (Wonders of Creation) by al-Qazvini; recto: Manuscript only; verso: Wild Ox (Bagar al-Wahsh) early 15th century

Miniature by Nakkaş Osman, Surname-i Humayun (ramfight, tightrope walker)

Miniature by Nakkaş Osman, Surname-i Humayun (ramfight, tightrope walker)

An Ottoman printed Hajj certificate Turkey, late 19th Century

An Ottoman printed Hajj certificate Turkey, late 19th Century

Shamharush/Chamharouch, the jinn king of Thursday. Demon portrait. From Kitab al-Bulhan; Book of Wonders 14th Century - Collection--- At about 2,000 meters above sea level halfway between the village of Imlil and refuge NELTI (located at the foot of Toubkal Morocco ), Chamharouch is a well known place of pilgrimage around the mountain.

Shamharush/Chamharouch, the jinn king of Thursday. Demon portrait. From Kitab al-Bulhan; Book of Wonders 14th Century - Collection--- At about 2,000 meters above sea level halfway between the village of Imlil and refuge NELTI (located at the foot of Toubkal Morocco ), Chamharouch is a well known place of pilgrimage around the mountain.

Kitab al-Bulhan or Book of Wonders (late 14thC.)  The Kitab al-Bulhan, or Book of Wonders, is an Arabic manuscript dating mainly from the late 14th century A.D. and probably bound together in Baghdad during the reign of Jalayirid Sultan Ahmad (1382-1410)

Kitab al-Bulhan or Book of Wonders (late 14thC.) The Kitab al-Bulhan, or Book of Wonders, is an Arabic manuscript dating mainly from the late 14th century A.D. and probably bound together in Baghdad during the reign of Jalayirid Sultan Ahmad (1382-1410)

Credit: Wellcome Library, London  Mars, detail, four-armed and cross-legged sitting upon a ram (representing the sign of Aries), in his hands are held a two-bladed sword, a trident, a dagger and a mace, from Persian Manuscript 373  c. late 17th early 18th century  23 recto  top left Collection: Asian Collection    Mars, detail, four-armed and cross-legged sitting upon a ram (representing the sign of Aries), in his ha...

Credit: Wellcome Library, London Mars, detail, four-armed and cross-legged sitting upon a ram (representing the sign of Aries), in his hands are held a two-bladed sword, a trident, a dagger and a mace, from Persian Manuscript 373 c. late 17th early 18th century 23 recto top left Collection: Asian Collection Mars, detail, four-armed and cross-legged sitting upon a ram (representing the sign of Aries), in his ha...

From the same book of the Khamsah, Haft Paykar (Seven fair Forms) is “Mahan confronted by demons” finds his horse transformed into a seven-headed dragon. The Herat painter—is this again Bihzad, working in a slightly different mode, or is it another?

From the same book of the Khamsah, Haft Paykar (Seven fair Forms) is “Mahan confronted by demons” finds his horse transformed into a seven-headed dragon. The Herat painter—is this again Bihzad, working in a slightly different mode, or is it another?

Kaaba-Kabe

Kaaba-Kabe

A large view of Mecca, India, 19th century gouache on paper, ruled in gold and black, with a narrow blue-grey border 49.5 by 60cm

A large view of Mecca, India, 19th century gouache on paper, ruled in gold and black, with a narrow blue-grey border 49.5 by 60cm

Miraj of the Prophet by Sultan Muhammad, showing Chinese-influenced clouds and angels, 1539-43

Miraj of the Prophet by Sultan Muhammad, showing Chinese-influenced clouds and angels, 1539-43

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