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Folio from Kitab fi ma'arifat al-hiyal al-handisaya (the book of knowledge of ingenious mechanical devices) Automata by al-Jazari (d.1206); A musical toy in the form of a boat; reverse: text
A.H. 715/1315 A.D.

Copied by Farrukh ibn Abd al-Latif

Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H: 30.2 W: 21.7 cm


We are excited to reopen the Freer on October 7, 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors.
The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC.