Folio from Kitab fi ma`arifat al-hiyal al-handisaya (The book of knowledge of ingenious mechanical devices) Automata by al-Jazari (d.1206); recto: illustration: The basin of the two scribes; verso: text
Calligrapher: Farruq ibn Abd al-Latif Author: al-Jazari
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W: 30.8 x 19.7 cm (12 1/8 x 7 3/4 in)
Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), naskh script, Syria, automata, Arts of the Islamic World, blood-letting
December 1315 (Ramadan 715 A.H.)
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
To 1930 Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York to 1930  From 1930 Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York in 1930  Notes:  Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.  See note 1.
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