"The circle of elephants depicts the attack on Mecca (around 570)", in the manuscript copy of “The Book of Wonders of the Age”(17th or 18th century), 2 works bound together : 1 - "Haiyat al-Haiyawan (Lives of the Animals)" by al-Damiri (1341-1405) and 2 - "'Aja’ib al-makhluqat wa-ghara’ib al-mawjudat (Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing)" by al-Qazwini (ca. 1203-1283 CE), illustrated by a workshop in India, University of St Andrews Library ms32(o)
‘Ā’ishah bint Abī Bakr (613/614 – 678 CE; Arabic: عائشة transliteration: ‘Ā’ishah [ʕaːʔiʃa], also transcribed as A'ishah, Aisyah, Ayesha, A'isha, Aishat, Aishah, or Aisha /ˈɑːiːˌʃɑː/) was one of Muhammad's wives. In Islamic writings, her name is thus often prefixed by the title "Mother of the Believers" (Arabic: أمّ المؤمنين umm al-mu'minīn), per the description of Muhammad's wives in the Qur'an.
1560. Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); recto: Iskandar in the enchanted garden. Safavid period, Persia, Astarabad. Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper. Dimensions: H x W: 29.3 x 17.3 cm (11 9/16 x 6 13/16 in) Accession Number S1986.284. Urtatim says: I find the bold colors and mix of complex patterns appealing.
Left-Hand Page of a Double-Page Illumination with Text from an Unidentified Manuscript :: Iran :: circa 1550 :: Manuscript Illumination; Calligraphy; Bookmanuscriptalbum, Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 11 18 x 14 78 in. (28.2 x 37.8 cm)