The Ascension of Mohammed on this manuscript is again influenced by Chinese art that the Mongols brought during the time of their rule over Baghdad. Mohammed's face is obscured by a thick veil, with large flames behind his head.
The image comes from the Falnama (Book of Omens) of Ja´far al-Sadiq, dates to around 1550 during the time of the Safavid Dynasty. It was made in Tabriz or Qazvin, Iran.
Watercolor on paper, with gold leaf; H: 58.9; W: 44.9 cm. Blue was not synthesised in the West until rather late, and made using ground lapis lazuli, a semi-precious stone. (Source: Freer)