Leaf from a dispersed “Automata” (Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices) by al-Jazari, probably from Cairo: Device for Display at Drinking Party
(image added 2009)
Artform: MANUSCRIPTS (Bookarts), MAPS AND CALLIGRAPHY
Artist: Unknown. Mamluk Period
Artist Dates: 1250-1811
Country/Culture: Islamic: Egypt
Period: 14th century
Medium: Opaque watercolor, gold leaf and ink on paper
Size: 38 x 28 cm
Subject: genre - work
Museum: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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