Folio from an Aja'ib al-makhluqat wa gharaib al-mawjudat (Wonders of creation and oddities of existence) by al-Qazvini (died 1283); recto: A man by the edge of a stream; verso: text

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Qazvin, Iran
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 29.5 x 20.3 cm (11 5/8 x 8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of 'Aja'ib al-makhluqat wa-ghara'ib al-mawjudat (Wonders of creation and oddities of existence) by al-Qazvini; text: Persian in black and red nasta'liq script; recto: illustration and text: A man by the edge of a stream; verso: text, twenty-two lines; one of a group of two folios.
  • Origin

    Qazvin, Iran
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
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