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Conserving the Emperor's Carpet
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"Bizhan Slaughters the Wild Boars of Irman", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Opening Folio of the 26th Volume of the "Anonymous Baghdad Qur'an"
"Men Treading Grapes", Folio from a Materia Medica of Dioscorides
"Physician Preparing an Elixir", Folio from a Materia Medica of Dioscorides
Jalayirid Qur'anic Compilation Page
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 454
Baghdad continued to produce manuscripts even after the 1258 Mongol invasion. The "Baghdad School" of illustration employed bold colors and symmetrical compositions, depicting the details of urban life and figures in contemporary local dress. This folio depicts a pharmacist preparing a honey‑based medicine in a caldron, while an assistant upstairs distributes it into jars.
F. R. Martin, Stockholm (in 1910); V. Everit Macy, New York; Cora Timken Burnett, Alpine, NJ (until d. 1956)
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