Posted on September 12th at 4:44 PM
A sea-creature, two dog-headed humans talking, and a group of snake-humans-all said to be amongst the inhabitants of a remote island near the limit of the inhabited world. From a copy of ‘Ajā’ib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharā’ib al-mawjūdāt (Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing) by al-Qazwīnī (d. 1283/682). Neither the copyist nor illustrator is named, and the copy is undated. The nature of paper, script, ink, illumination, and illustrations suggest that it was produced in provincial Mughal India, possibly the Punjab, in the 17th century.
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