A copy of ‘Angel Ruh and the celestial spheres’ (1500s)

2017 Natural pigment, gum arabic and shell gold and platinum on antique Indian paper26 x 18.5 cm

Concentric circles are representative of a spiritual path towards the Divine. This is a copy of the ‘Angel Ruh holding the Celestial Spheres’ from the manuscript ‘The Wonders of Creation and the Oddities of Existence,’ a treatise on the marvels of the universe written by cosmographer and geographer Zakariya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini (1203–1283).