1. Five mythical sea creatures, including a human-headed fish and a winged fish.

    Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing

    Illustrations from Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing (Ajā’ib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharā’ib al-mawjūdāt - كتاب عجائب المخلوقات وغرائب الموجودات) by Zakarīyā’ ibn Muḥammad al-Qazwīnī, originally published in 1283.

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    Above: a woman with long hair behind a large gray fish. Below: a monkey (labeled insan al-ma’, ‘aquatic being’) and a pink fish.

     
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