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al-Jazari's "Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices": a Peacock Basin

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Provenance

1922, sold by D. G. Kelekian (dealer), New York, to the MFA for $5000. (Accession Date: January 5, 1922)

Credit Line

Hervey Edward Wetzel Fund

Islamic, Mamluk, 1354

Object Place

probably Cairo, Egypt

Dimensions

H x W: 35 x 21 cm (13 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

22.1

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Books and manuscripts