The Royal Asiatic Society presents:
Mappa mundi with the ‘Dome of the earth’ (Qubbat al-arḍ) at the centre, the Kaʿba next to it, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria at the perimeter. From an unidentified late medieval or pre-modern Persianate manuscript. Gouache and ink on paper.
Dr Simon O’Meara (SOAS) – The Ka’ba of Mecca as Axis and Matrix Mundi
Introduction by Professor Anthony Stockwell (RAS):