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"The Elephant Clock", Folio from a Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari

Farrukh ibn `Abd al-Latif

Author: Badi al-Zaman ibn al-Razzaz al-Jazari (1136–1206)
Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date: dated A.H. 715/A.D. 1315
Geography: Syria
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions: 11 13/16 x 7 3/4in. (30 x 19.7cm) Mat: 19 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. (48.9 x 36.2 cm) Frame: 20 1/4 x 15 1/4 in. (51.4 x 38.7 cm)
Classification: Glass
Credit Line: Bequest of Cora Timken Burnett, 1956
Accession Number: 57.51.23

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