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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. In this folio, the Moon visits Gemini, depicted as two youths with joined reptilian tails, Cancer, a large, scaly crab, and Leo, a lion.

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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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