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ʿAlai’s Book of Pleasures

ʿAlai’s Book of Pleasures

ʿAlai’s Book of Pleasures (Nuzhatnamah-yi ʿAlai)

Description:
Folios 57 verso, 58 recto: Black Lead Associated with Saturn; Lead Associated with Jupiter and Iron Associated with Mars
Author:
Shahrmardan ibn Abi al-Khayri (11th century)
Copyist:
Pir Husayn al-Katib
Language:
Persian
Medium:
Ink and color, with gold on thick cream paper
Location:
Shiraz and Tabriz
Dimensions:
Folio: H. 33 cm; W. 22 cm
Date:
November 17, 1526
Inventory Number:
Spencer Pers. Ms 50
Lender:
New York Public Library
Credit:
Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Image Courtesy of the New York Public Library