Ms E-7 fol.23a The Constellations of the Bull, the Twins and the Crab, illustration from 'The Wonders of the Creation and the Curiosities of Existence' by Zakariya'ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini (gouache on paper), Islamic School, (14th century) / Institute of O
This image is part of the Islamic School collection of aesthetically appealing works with exquisite colors, strong visual impact and balanced design and form. Considered Islam's noblest art form because of its connection with the Qur’an, calligraphy is often featured in Islamic works. Anonymous artists created the bulk of Islamic art, which often contains intricate, repetitive designs representing the infinite nature of God. Much Islamic art was court-sponsored, but the majority of its patrons belonged to the urban middle class.