Life of the Prophet Muhammad written at the order of the Mamluk sultan al-Mansûr 'Alâ' al-Dîn 'Alî (d. 778/1376). The work was first illustrated during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Murâd III.
Bas-de-page scene of four youths in a row, their hands connected by ribbons, and a musician playing a mandora. Image taken from f. 189 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.
This small plaque depicts a woman mid-dance step, playing a cylindrical drum known as the pakhavaj, which is suspended around her neck. She is positioned beneath a lobed, cusped arch, an architectural form fam... more