Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
Masterpieces of the non-Western book
filename:
oulis2006-agv0027
Folio or page:
fol. 7b
Caption:
Signs of the zodiac: Cancer, or al-Saratān. Zodiac picture. From a 15th-century Arabic collectaneous manuscript known as Kitab al-bulhan.
Detail (Materials and Techniques):
watercolour on paper
Detail (dimensions):
245 x 160 mm. (page)
Detail (date of creation):
15th century AD
Conditions of Access for Image:
By permission of The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
sort order:
30
Detail (style or culture of origin):
Arabic
Shelfmark:
MS. Bodl. Or. 133
Description:
Composite manuscript, dating principally from the late 14th century A.D., containing astrological, astronomical and divinatory texts compiled by Abd al-Hasan Al-Isfahani, with paintings of the constellations of the zodiac, of demons, illustrations of stories, and geomantic illustrations of the prophets, and a cryptographic inscription in 17th-century English hand. Fol. 81a is in Turkish.
Title:
Kitab al-Bulhān ... [etc.]
Type of Object:
Ms. codex
Material:
oriental paper
Number of leaves:
ff. vi ii 176 iv
Dimensions:
245 x 160 mm.
Layout:
Various page formats
Decoration:
Illustrations, miniatures
Date of Origin:
1390-1450
Country or culture of origin:
Arabic
Class:
illuminated manuscript
Class:
Arabic
Language:
Arabic
Catalogue Reference:
Stefano Carboni, Il Kitab al-bulhan di Oxford (Torino, 1988)
Keywords:
miniatures (paintings)
Keywords:
illustrations
Collection:
Oriental

Signs of the zodiac: Cancer, or al-Saratān. Zodiac picture. From a 15th-century Ara…