KALILA AND DIMNA, IN ARABICSyria?, 1354, 14 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (36.8 x 22.2 cm), MS. Pococke 400, fol. 75bIn the eighth century the "Panchatantra," a collection of Indian fables, was translated into Arabic by the Persian Ibn al-Muqaffa. Here, Dimna the Jackal has plotted to kill Bull, the Lion King’s faithful servant and must face the Leopard Judge. Moral: crime doesn’t pay.