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

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

Not On View

Classifications

Books and manuscripts

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Hervey Edward Wetzel Fund