Looking for a useful source to illustrate a moment of 13th century Arabic life? Interested in how artists of different times and places chose to illustrate the same moments differently? Let’s talk about the Maqāmāt Al-Hariri.
Dioscorides’ De Materia Medica was a medical reference of note for more than 1,500. Its manuscripts were not only a wealth of pharmacological knowledge, but also clues to the cultures who made them. Follow the story.
Interlace goes back thousands of years and has been popular all over the globe. While frequently called “Celtic knotwork”, this manner of ornamentation cannot be so easily pigeonholed. Let’s trace its more complex and interesting history.