Frontispieces of 6 Volumes of a copy of Abu'l-Faraj al-Isfahani's Kitāb al-Aghānī
c. 1218-19, probably Mosul

The Book of Songs is an anthology of early Arabic poetry that not only has literary value, but is also important from a cultural historical point of view. This copy originally consisted of 20 volumes and was made by Muhammad ibn Abi Talib al-Badri, probably for the ruler of Mosul, Badr al-Din Lulu.
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Vol II

Vol IV

Vol XI



Vol XX

D.S.Rice, The Aghānī Miniatures and Religious Paintings in Islam

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