The Elephant Clock: Leaf from The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari: Abu'l Izz Ismacil al-Jazari (1136-1206 AD), author; Farkh ibn cAbd al-Latif, copyist; detached folio from an illustrated manuscript, Mamluk, Syrian (?), 1315 AD (Cora Timken Burnett Collection of Persian Miniatures and Other Persian Art Objects, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
The Elephant Clock: Leaf fromThe Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al–Jazari (1136-1206 Turkey), copyist: Farkh ibn Abd al–Latif, a rare Syrian illuminated manuscript. 1315 AD. Period: Mamluk. Ink, colors, and gold on paper.