Folio from a Manafi' al-hayawan (Usefulness of animals) by Ibn Bakhtishu (d.1058); recto: text and illustration: Three doves in a rocky landscape; verso: text

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  • Period

    early 14th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 8.6 x 10.9 cm (3 3/8 x 4 5/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Manafi' al-hayawan (Usefulness of animals) by Ibn Bakhtishu; text: Persian in black and red naskh script with title in blue kufic script; recto: illustration and text: Three doves in a rocky landscape, 12 lines; verso: text: 13 lines; one of a group of 6 folios.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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