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"The Elephant Clock", Folio from a Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari Farrukh ibn `Abd al-Latif

A Prince Riding a Composite Elephant, c. 1590, India, Golconda, Deccan, 16th century, ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper, illuminated panels above and below with nast'aliq calligraphy, plain pink borders, Image - h:14.60 w:11.10 cm (h:5 11/16 w:4 5/16 inches) Leaf - h:21.60 w:11.70 cm (h:8 1/2 w:4 9/16 inches).

Kitab suwar al–kawakib al–thabita (Book of the Images of the Fixed Stars) of al–Sufi, Timurid period (1370–1507), probably 15th century Iran Main support: ink and gold on paper

Three Jockeys // John Rombola

This museum quality Giclée is produced using archival pigment inks on the finest 100% rag archival paper. Each limited edition print is custom trimmed by hand. Two sizes are available. Original Medium - Gouache and ink on paper. Limited Edition of 50 Prints John Rombola is an artist that has created an entire visual world uniquely his own that becomes an intoxicating journey as you examine his images. His work evokes the spirit of some of the outstanding illustrators of the 1950’s, 60’s, and…

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, “Figure for Use at Drinking Parties”, Folio from a Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari. Probably Syrian, dated A.D. 1315.

The court of Kiyumars Ferdowsi, Shahnameh Safavid: Qazvin or Mashhad, c.1580 Opaque watercolour, ink and gold on paper Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 269, fol. 19r

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