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Frontispiece of Volume 19 from a copy of Abu'l-Faraj al-Isfahani's Kitab al-Aghani
(Book of Songs) Iraq, Mosul; 610H/1219AD

Enthroned Ruler And His Entourage

The Book of Songs is an anthology of early Arabic poetry that not only has literary value, but is also important from a cultural historical point of view.

Istanbul, Millet Library, Ms Feyzullah Efendi 1565
Figure 19. D.S.Rice, The Aghānī Miniatures and Religious Paintings in Islam


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