The Prophet on Buraq

The Prophet on Buraq

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Caption: The Prophet on Buraq, '(Makhzan al-asrar).' The Prophet on Buraq guided by Jibra'il and escorted by angels ascending the heavens. The constellations, signs of the Zodiac and the seven heavens are all depicted. A miniature painting from a seventeenth century manuscript of Nizami's Khamsa ('Five Poems'). Image taken from Khamsa. Originally published in Isfahan, Iran, 1665-1667.

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Keywords: 1665-1667, artwork, buraq, heavens, illustration, iran, iranian, khamsa, persian, prophet, religion, zodiac

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