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  • Mu'is al ahrar fi daqa'iq al ashcar (The Free Man's Companion to the Subtleties of Poems) of Jajarmi, Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), a.h. 741/A.D. 1340–41
    Iran, Isfahan
    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.

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  • Mu'is al ahrar fi daqa'iq al ashcar (The Free Man's Companion to the Subtleties of Poems) of Jajarmi, Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), a.h. 741/A.D. 1340–41
    Iran, Isfahan
    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)


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