Illustration from

Maqamat of al-Hariri
St.Petersburg manuscript C-23 of c. 1225-35
Abu Zayd at a wedding banquet at a beggarsí mansion in Cairo.

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A detail of Abu Zayd at a wedding banquet at a beggarsí mansion in Cairo.


Scene from Maqama 30
Source: Orality, writing and the image in the Maqamat: Arabic illustrated books in context, by Alain George.



Referenced on p.113, Arab painting by Richard Ettinghausen
Assemlies (Maq‚m‚t) of al-HarÓrÓ: The Wedding Banquet, (Thirtieth Maq‚ma). Baghdad (Iraq), c. 1225-1235.
(168x185 mm.) MS. S 23, page 205, Oriental Institute, Academy of Sciences, Leningrad.


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