12th Century Persian poem

12th Century Persian poem

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Caption: 12th Century Persian poem. Extract from the 12th Century collection of ethico-philosophical poems by the Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi, entitled 'Makhzan al-asrar'. Here, the Prophet on Buraq is guided by Jibra'il and escorted by angels ascending the heavens. The constellations, signs of the Zodiac and the seven heavens are all depicted.

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