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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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