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Illustrations from

Maqāmāt of al-Hariri
(Abou Mohammad al-Qāsim ibn ‛Ali ibn Mohammad ibn ‛Ali al-Hariri al-Basri)
St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies,
manuscript C-23, c. 1225-35



Text link to the larger images:
Maqamat. Caravan at rest
Maqamat. f.12a, p.22, The Encampment
Maqamat. f.18b, Literary Meeting
Maqamat. f.43b, An old man and a young man in front of the tents of the rich pilgrims
Maqamat. f.53b, The meeting of poets
f.68b, Abu Zayd and al-Harith boating
Maqamat. f.99a, Thief Taking his Loot
Maqamat. f.101a, Abu Zayd preaching in a mosque
Maqamat. Abu Zayd at a wedding banquet at a beggars’ mansion in Cairo.
Maqamat. p.256, Abu Zayd before the governor of Merv
Maqamat. p.260, Abu Zayd asks to be taken aboard a Ship
Maqamat. p.260 Maqama 39, TA ship bound for Oman
Maqamat. p.288 Maqama 43, The Story of the Lost Traveling Companion
Maqamat. Abu Zayd as a teacher in a school at Hims
Maqamat. f.165a, Abu Zayd Performing a Bleeding in a Crowd of Curious People
Maqamat. Abu Zayd and al-Harith talking
Maqamat. f.223a, Abu Zayd and al-Harith, the singer and the herd of camels
Maqamat. f.250a, The meeting of Abu Zayd and al-Harith at the reception of the governor of Merv

Reference: "The St. Petersburg manuscript of the Maqāmāt by al-Ḥarīrī and its Place in the History of Arab Painting" by O.G. Bolshakov in Manuscripta Orientali, Vol. 3 No 4 December 1997.
Other Maqamat manuscripts



Other resources for 13th century Islamic costume:
Kitab al-Aghani (Book of Songs), c. 1218-19, probably Mosul
Seljuk battle plate, early 13th century
Na't al-hayawan a medical treatise, c. 1220






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