Folio from a Manafi al-hayawan (Usefulness of animals) by Ibn Bakhtishu (d.1058); recto: illustration and text: a deer and magpies; verso: text

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At A Glance

  • Period

    early 14th century
  • Geography

    Probably Maraghe, Iran
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink, gold and silver on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 26 x 20 cm (10 1/4 x 7 7/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Manafi' al-hayawan (Usefulness of animals) by Ibn Bakhtishu; text: Persian in black and red naskh script with title in Arabic in blue kufic script; recto: illustration and text: A deer and magpies, 2 lines; verso: text: 10 lines; one of a group of 6 folios.
  • Origin

    Probably Maraghe, Iran
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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