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If an Indian wants to kill himself and get permission to do so, he is carried through the town on a chair... Here a young man stabs himself in the flames [top]; An Indian is shown immolating himself in the presence of a golden idol [bottom], f. 246v

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If an Indian wants to kill himself and get permission to do so, he is carried through the town on a chair... Here a young man stabs himself in the flames [top]; An Indian is shown immolating himself in the presence of a golden idol [bottom], f. 246v

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Title
If an Indian wants to kill himself and get permission to do so, he is carried through the town on a chair... Here a young man stabs himself in the flames [top]; An Indian is shown immolating himself in the presence of a golden idol [bottom], f. 246v
Names
Qazwīnī, Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad, approximately 1203-1283 (Author)
Collection

'Ajâ'ib al-makhlûqât va gharâ'ib al-mawjûdât

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1540 - 1545 (Approximate)
Place: Shîrâz?
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. Pers. ms. 49
Topics
Mountains
Birds
Animals
Manuscripts, Persian
Genres
Illuminations
Manuscripts
Miniatures (Illuminations)
Physical Description
Extent: Two images on one page. 5.6 x 8.1 cm [top]; 5.7 x 8 cm [bottom]
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
Persian
Identifiers
Photo Order: 61866
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cc69e580-c607-012f-4d67-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1203: Creator Born
  • 1283: Creator Died
  • 1540: Created (Approximate)
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "If an Indian wants to kill himself and get permission to do so, he is carried through the town on a chair... Here a young man stabs himself in the flames [top]; An Indian is shown immolating himself in the presence of a golden idol [bottom]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1540 - 1545. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/6d975f1c-887e-a355-e040-e00a180673bd

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Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "If an Indian wants to kill himself and get permission to do so, he is carried through the town on a chair... Here a young man stabs himself in the flames [top]; An Indian is shown immolating himself in the presence of a golden idol [bottom]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 5, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/6d975f1c-887e-a355-e040-e00a180673bd

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Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1540 - 1545). If an Indian wants to kill himself and get permission to do so, he is carried through the town on a chair... Here a young man stabs himself in the flames [top]; An Indian is shown immolating himself in the presence of a golden idol [bottom] Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/6d975f1c-887e-a355-e040-e00a180673bd

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If an Indian wants to kill himself and get permission to do so, he is carried through the town on a chair... Here a young man stabs himself in the flames [top]; An Indian   is shown immolating himself in the presence of a golden idol [bottom]