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Futuh al-Haramayn (Description of the Holy Cities)
Futuh al-Haramain (Description of the Holy Cities)
Folio from a `Aja'ib al-Makhluqat wa Ghara'ib al-Mawjudat (The Wonders of Creation and the Oddities of Existence)
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 463
This is a luxury copy of a well-known Persian guide to the Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina, which instructs Muslim pilgrims on the rituals of the hajj and lists the religious sites they can visit. Illustrated with a bright palette and an inventiveness characteristic of the Deccan, Mecca and Medina have never appeared more lush and fantastic.
[ art dealer, Germany; sold to Sham]; [ F. Sham, London, until 2000; sold to Fogg]; [ Sam Fogg, London, 2000–2008; sold to MMA]
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