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Page from the illustrated 'Kitab suwar al-kawakib al-thabita' (Treatise on the fixed stars), produced in 1010.
Mu'is al ahrar fi daqa'iq al ashcar (The Free Man's Companion to the Subtleties of Poems) of Jajarmi, Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), a.h. 741/A.D. 1340–41 Iran, Isfahan Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper page: 7 1/2 x 5 in. (19.1 x 12.7 cm) Rogers Fund, 1919 (19.68.1)
Falnama (The Book of Omens), 1550s. Safavid period (1501–1732). Iran, Qazvin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1935 (35.64.3) | This folio is from a manuscript of "The Book of Omens (the Falnama)," an illustrated divinatory book. Seven sleepers and their dog rest peacefully at the center, unaware of the outside commotion. #dogs
Kitab suwar al-kawakib al-thabita (Book of the Images of the Fixed Stars) of al-Sufi Author: `Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi (903–86) Object Name: Illustrated manuscript Date: late 15th century Geography: Iran Culture: Islamic Medium: Ink and gold on paper; leather binding Dimensions: H. 10 3/16 in. (25.8 cm) W. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm)