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Kitab suwar al-kawakib al-thabita (Book of the Images of the Fixed Stars) of al-Sufi
Al Sufi, Virgo. Al Sufi published his famous "Book of Fixed Stars" in 964 (Al Sufi, 964)
Al Sufi, Cancer. Al Sufi published his famous "Book of Fixed Stars" in 964 (Al Sufi, 964), describing much of his work, both in textual descriptions and pictures. Astrology.
Muhammad's Call to Prophecy and the First Revelation; Leaf from a copy of the Majmac al-tawarikh (Compendium of Histories), ca. 1425; Timurid Herat, Afghanistan
Animals, both real and fantastic, occupied an important place in medieval art and thought. Learn more and view a slideshow of works from The Cloisters in this Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History essay. | Wall Painting of a Camel, first half 12th century (perhaps 1129–34). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Cloisters Collection, 1961 (61.219) #Cloisters