© Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyya


Name of Object:

Automata

Location:

Kuwait City, Kuwait

Holding Museum:

Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah

Date:

Hegira end of Ramadan 715 / AD end of Dicember 1315

Type of object:

Scientific manuscript, miniature

Museum Inventory Number:

LNS 17 MS f 123v

Provenance:

Syria; Iraq

Description:

Folio from The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by Isma`il ibn ar-Razzaz al-Jazari, illustrating the water-powered mechanism for a "perpetual flute", the text in elegant naskhi script; signed by the calligrapher Farrukh ibn `Abd al-Latif.

Citation of this web page:

 "Automata" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2019. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;kw;Mus21;17;en&id=paintings

MWNF Working Number: KW 17