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"Design for the Water Clock of the Peacocks", from the Kitab fi ma'rifat al-hiyal al-handasiyya (Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices) by Badi' al-Zaman b. al Razzaz al-Jazari

Badi' al-Zaman ibn al-Razzaz al-Jazari

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  • Title: "Design for the Water Clock of the Peacocks", from the Kitab fi ma'rifat al-hiyal al-handasiyya (Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices) by Badi' al-Zaman b. al Razzaz al-Jazari
  • Creator: Badi' al-Zaman ibn al-Razzaz al-Jazari
  • Date Created: dated A.H. 715/A.D. 1315
  • Physical Dimensions: H. 12 3/8 in. (31.4 cm) W. 8 11/16 in. (22.1 cm)
  • Type: Folio from an illustrated manuscript
  • External Link: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/451302
  • Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
  • Repository: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

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