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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

Babur, the first of the Great Mughals (1483-1526)

Babur, the first of the Great Mughals (1483-1526)

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...

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

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?

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