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Book on the Shapes of the Fixed Stars

Book on the Shapes of the Fixed Stars

Book on the Shapes of the Fixed Stars (Kitab suwar al-kawakib al-thabita)

Description:
The Constellation of Corvus the Raven
Author:
ʿAbd al-Rahman ibn ʿUmar Sufi (903–986)
Copyist:
Unknown
Language:
Arabic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Location:
Iran
Dimensions:
Folio: H. 20 cm; W. 14.6 cm
Date:
16th century
Inventory Number:
74.23
Lender:
Brooklyn Museum
Credit:
Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund
Photo: Brooklyn Museum