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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.
Above: a woman with long hair behind a large gray fish. Below: a monkey (labeled insan al-ma’, ‘aquatic being’) and a pink fish.
Posted on March 27th, 2011
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