- Walters Ms. W.692, Single leaf from Anvar-i Suhayli by Khashifi
- Kāshifī, Ḥusayn Vāʻiẓ, d. 1504 or 5, Ḥusayn ibn ʿAlī Vāʿiẓ Kāshifī, and حسين بن على واعظ كاشفى
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- This illustration is from a Mughal manuscript copy of Anvār-i Suhaylī (The lights of Canopus), a collection of fables by Ḥusayn ibn ʿAlī Vāʿiẓ Kāshifī (d. 910 AH / 1504-5 CE). It dates to the late tenth century AH / sixteenth CE or early eleventh century AH / seventeenth CE. The text narrates the fate of a man who, escaping from a wild camel, jumps into a well. There his predicament grows even more precarious when he lands on the heads of four snakes, grasps in desperation at a bush gnawed by two rats, and looks down to see dragon waiting to devour him should he fall.
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