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al-Jazari's "Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices": Device for Display at a Drinking Party

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Provenance

1915, gift of Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 7, 1915)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Islamic, Mamluk, 1354

Object Place

probably Cairo, Egypt

Dimensions

H x W: 38 x 28 cm (14 15/16 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

15.114

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Books and manuscripts