met-islamic-art: “The Elephant Clock”, Folio …

met-islamic-art:

“The Elephant Clock”, Folio from a Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari by Badi’ al-Zaman ibn al-Razzaz al-Jazari, Islamic Art

Bequest of Cora Timken Burnett, 1956
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/451402