Masjid Al-Haram
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
This chart of the Great Mosque of Mecca (Masjid al-Haram) is part of the literary tradition surrounding the pilgrimage to Mecca (hajj), including books of prayers, practical guides with schematic depictions, and pilgrimage certificates. Important locations within the precinct of the mosque are identified in Arabic in black naskh script. Similar maps are thought to have been produced for Indian pilgrims in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by draughtsmen working in the Hijaz.

Aga Khan Museum AKM00529
Location
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Associated Collections
Events
Illustrated folio ca. 18th c.
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Dimensions
85 x 61.5 cm
Variant Names
Masjid Al-Haram
Materials/Techniques
ink
opaque watercolor
silver
paper
Keywords
Islamic art
illuminated manuscripts