"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)

"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)

View of the sanctuary at Medina, 17th or 18th century, opaque watercolour, gold, silver and ink on paper, 65 x 46.5 cm, Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art © Nour Foundation. Courtesy of the Khalili Family Trust.

View of the sanctuary at Medina, 17th or 18th century, opaque watercolour, gold, silver and ink on paper, 65 x 46.5 cm, Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art © Nour Foundation. Courtesy of the Khalili Family Trust.

706 Likes, 38 Comments - Najmie Art (@najmieart) on Instagram: “Continue painting on the outer shell with gold (gouache) and some crimson.  #art #artwork #artist…”

706 Likes, 38 Comments - Najmie Art (@najmieart) on Instagram: “Continue painting on the outer shell with gold (gouache) and some crimson. #art #artwork #artist…”

‘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.

‘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.

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.

Maaida Noor on Instagram: “One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself. -Da Vinci Pattern taught by Adam @artofislamicpattern #davinci #quote #qotd #wip #islamicart #maaidanoor”

Maaida Noor on Instagram: “One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself. -Da Vinci Pattern taught by Adam @artofislamicpattern #davinci #quote #qotd #wip #islamicart #maaidanoor”

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)

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)

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