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Folio from an Automata by al-Jazari (d.1206); recto: Container for dispensing wine; verso: text: A container constructed to dispense a combination of four different wines
Early 14th century (1315)

Copied by Farrukh ibn Abd al-Latif

Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H: 30.1 W: 21.9 cm


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