Turkey, ca. 1700
Ink, gold and watercolor on paper
24 x 16,5 cm
As the religious centres for Muslims across the entire Islamic world, Mecca and Medina attracted the faithful for centuries. Richly decorated pilgrim books giving descriptions and illustrations of the holy places are witness to this.
© Photo: Haupt & Binder
Presentation at the Pergamonmuseum, 2012. Organised by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, together with the Museum of Islamic Art, Berlin.