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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); recto: A hand-washing device in the form of a woman holding a pitcher; verso: text
A.H. 715/1315 A.D.



Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H: 31.1 W: 21.6 cm
Syria

F1930.75



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