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Quran folio, surah al-Fatihah, 13th century AH/AD 19th century (Qajar), Iran.

Quran folio, surah al-Fatihah, 13th century AH/AD 19th century (Qajar), Iran.

A 14th-century AD manuscript of Zakariya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini's Aja'ib al-makhluqat (The Wonders of Creation). Or. 14140. Copyright © The British Library Board.

A 14th-century AD manuscript of Zakariya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini's Aja'ib al-makhluqat (The Wonders of Creation). Or. 14140. Copyright © The British Library Board.

Qur˒an Leaf, India, possibly 14th C.. On paper. Verses 162–63 of sura 4 al-Nisā˒ A Persian translation in a small, cursive script written diagonally underneath. In red Kufic Muḥammad warns not to "interpret the Qur˒an by yourself. The purpose of the central gold medallion is unknown."

Qur˒an Leaf, India, possibly 14th C.. On paper. Verses 162–63 of sura 4 al-Nisā˒ A Persian translation in a small, cursive script written diagonally underneath. In red Kufic Muḥammad warns not to "interpret the Qur˒an by yourself. The purpose of the central gold medallion is unknown."

Al-Jazarī (1136–1206) was a polymath: a scholar, inventor, mechanical engineer, craftsman, artist, and mathematician from Jazirat ibn Umar (current Cizre). He is best known for writing the The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices where he described fifty mechanical devices along with instructions on how to construct them.

Al-Jazarī (1136–1206) was a polymath: a scholar, inventor, mechanical engineer, craftsman, artist, and mathematician from Jazirat ibn Umar (current Cizre). He is best known for writing the The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices where he described fifty mechanical devices along with instructions on how to construct them.

A composition from the 18th or 19th century India and now in a Riyadh collection, heavily stylized Kufic lettering is formed into a shape like a Mihrab or prayer niche. The four central panels contain part of Sura Al-Qalam (The Pen) of the Qur'an.

A composition from the 18th or 19th century India and now in a Riyadh collection, heavily stylized Kufic lettering is formed into a shape like a Mihrab or prayer niche. The four central panels contain part of Sura Al-Qalam (The Pen) of the Qur'an.

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...

Leo  From an egyptian manuscript from the 14th/15th centuries. It reproduces a persian astrological treatise from ~9th century - 'Kitâb al-Mawalid' - by Abû Ma'shar, said to have been the most influential document in the development of western astrology. [Possibly  otherwise known as 'The Book of Nativities' or 'The Book of Revolution of the Birth Years'.]

Leo From an egyptian manuscript from the 14th/15th centuries. It reproduces a persian astrological treatise from ~9th century - 'Kitâb al-Mawalid' - by Abû Ma'shar, said to have been the most influential document in the development of western astrology. [Possibly otherwise known as 'The Book of Nativities' or 'The Book of Revolution of the Birth Years'.]

Leo  From an egyptian manuscript from the 14th/15th centuries. It reproduces a persian astrological treatise from ~9th century - 'Kitâb al-Mawalid' - by Abû Ma'shar, said to have been the most influential document in the development of western astrology. [Possibly  otherwise known as 'The Book of Nativities' or 'The Book of Revolution of the Birth Years'.]

Leo From an egyptian manuscript from the 14th/15th centuries. It reproduces a persian astrological treatise from ~9th century - 'Kitâb al-Mawalid' - by Abû Ma'shar, said to have been the most influential document in the development of western astrology. [Possibly otherwise known as 'The Book of Nativities' or 'The Book of Revolution of the Birth Years'.]

An Illuminated Quran

An Illuminated Quran

Folio from Aja'ib al-Makhluqat (Wonders of Creation) by al-Qazvini; recto: Mountain Swallow (Watwat), Gerboa (Yara'a), Wild Pigeon (Yamamah); verso: text early 15th century, Iraq or Eastern Turkey

Folio from Aja'ib al-Makhluqat (Wonders of Creation) by al-Qazvini; recto: Mountain Swallow (Watwat), Gerboa (Yara'a), Wild Pigeon (Yamamah); verso: text early 15th century, Iraq or Eastern Turkey

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