aja'ib al makhluqat

Folio from Aja'ib al-makhluqat wa- ghara'ib al-mawjudat  (Wonders of creation and marvels of creatures and strange things existing) by al-Qazvini (d.1283); recto: text; verso: Wild Ox (Bagar al-Wahsh) | F1957.13

Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
H: 32.7 W: 23.0 cm 
Iraq or Eastern Turkey 


Folio from Aja'ib al-makhluqat (Wonders of Creation) by al-Qazvini; recto: Archangel Gabriel (Jabril); verso: Archangel Michael (Mikayyil)

early 15th century