Mohammed is unveiled in today's image, his features clearly visible. The title of the work might sound like an early Islamic version of the red-eye, but clearly Air Buraq did not provide goodie bags with face creams or eye masks.
The Night Journey of Muhammad on His Steed, Buraq;
Leaf from a copy of the Bustan of Sacdi, dated 1514.
Painter: Unknown; Calligrapher: Sultan Muhammad Nur
Colors, ink, and gold on paper; 7.5 x 5 in. (19 x 12.7 cm)
Purchase, Louis V. Bell Fund and The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 1974 (1974.294.2) Metopolitan Museum of Art