Thursday, March 16, 2006

In the voice of cockroaches


Meanwhile over at Christies, another sale:

THE INHABITANTS OF THE ISLAND OF AL-RAMINI AND THE ENTHRONEMENT OF QUEEN WAQWAQ:
A PAGE FROM THE AJA'IB AL-MUKHLUQAT OF QAZVINI
EASTERN IRAN, 17TH CENTURY IN AN EARLIER STYLE


"Folio 11 x 8¼ in. (28 x 21.6 cm.)

The Queen of Waqwaq, shown here in a gold crown,
was reputed to have 4000 ladies in waiting.
The other side shows the inhabitants of the Island of al-Ramini,
said to speak with the voices of cockroaches."


C (I just found it, it's for sale. How mad is that?)

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