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Alexander the Great Invents a Mirror
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Alexander the Great Invents a Mirror


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Description On this folio from Walters manuscript W.623, Alexander the Great (Iskandar) invents a mirror that, when mounted on a tower, shows everything within a radius of 60 farsangs and thus enables Alexander's men to attack marauding pirates.
Exhibitions
  • Pearls of the Parrot of India: The Emperor Akbar's Illustrated "Khamsa," 1597-1598. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 2005-2006.
Provenance Ibn Abi Husayn 'Ali [...] 'Ali, [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [ownsership statement plus seal on fol. 1a]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1017 AH/AD 1609 (Safavid)
Medium
ink and pigments on mostly laid paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.623.89B
Measurements
H: 13 9/16 x W: 8 11/16 in. (34.5 x 22 cm)
Geographies
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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