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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1972.3
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Manuscript of the 'Aja'ib al-makhluqat (Wonders of Creation) of Qazwini, with 253 paintings
Classification
Manuscripts
Work Type
manuscript
Date
c. 1650-1700
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Deccan
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/216430
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Painting with text; ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper, with modern binding
Dimensions
folio: 30.1 x 17.2 cm (11 7/8 x 6 3/4 in.)
text area, irregular: 20.8 x 10.9 cm (8 3/16 x 4 5/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Philip Hofer in memory of Eric Schroeder
Accession Year
1972
Object Number
1972.3
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The manuscript (an encyclopedia of natural history) consists of 275 folios, two of which appear to be missing (95 and 96). The three beginning endpapers and two end endpapers have been included in the folio numbering.
Exhibition History

Diverse are their Hues: Animals in Islamic Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 12/18/1984 - 02/09/1985

32Q: 2590 South and Southeast Asia, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/06/2019 - 07/31/2021

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