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Creator Nationality: Asian; Central Asian; Bukharan
Creator Dates/Places: Uzbekistan
Creator Name-CRT: Painter: Unknown; Calligrapher: Sultan Muhammad Nur
Title: The Night Journey of Muhammad on His Steed, Buraq; Leaf from a copy of the Bustan of Sacdi
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1514
Creation End Date: 1514
Creation Date: dated 1514
Creation Place: Bukhara
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Colors, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions: 7.5 x 5 in. (19 x 12.7 cm)
Description: The heavenly journey of the Prophet forms a centerpiece of Muslim piety. Persian poets from the thirteenth century onward prefaced their epics with a colorful description of the micraj, the heavenly journey that brought the Prophet into the immediate presence of God. This miniature is particularly interesting as the Prophet is shown with his face unveiled, riding on the mysterious mount Buraq. Later pictures of Muhammad generally show him with a veil covering his face, and in more recent times even his entire body is usually symbolized by a white cloud or a rose.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 1974.294.2
Credit Line: Purchase, Louis V. Bell Fund and The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 1974
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.1974.294.2
AMICA Library Year: 2002
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