Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
page: 7 1/2 x 5 in. (19.1 x 12.7 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1919 (19.68.1)
This poem from an anthology of Persian poetry tells the story of the Moon as it enters the houses of all twelve Zodiac signs. In each vignette, the Moon is depicted as a figure holding a crescent that visits the personifications of each sign, here Aries (a ram) and Taurus (a bull). Taurus (al-thawr, "the bull") is always shown as a bull with horns and a prominent hump on its back.