Online Gallery: Sacred Texts: Picturing the Prophet


Subject:
Faiths , Printing, Publishing, and Book Arts , Manuscripts , Islam

Description:
"This is an unusual example of the Prophet Muhammad pictured in an Islamic manuscript. It comes from a royal miniature made to illustrate a copy of the poems of the celebrated Persian Nizami, and depicts the Prophet's ascension to heaven on the horse Buraq." See a zoomable image of this illustration, which was created in the 16th century, and brief background material about the illustration. From the British Library.

Publisher:
The British Library Board

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/sacredtexts/nizami.html


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