Yahya ibn Mahmud al-Wasiti

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A 13th-century book illustration produced in Baghdad by al-Wasiti showing a slave-market in the town of Zabid in Yemen.

Yahya ibn Mahmud al-Wasiti (Arabic: يحيى بن محمود الواسطي‎) was a 13th-century Iraqi-Arab[1][2][3] Islamic artist. Al-Wasiti was born in Wasit واسط southern Iraq, he was noted for his illustrations of the Maqamat al-Hariri.


  1. ^ Makiya, Kanan (1991). The Monument: Art, Vulgarity, and Responsibility in Iraq. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520073760. 
  2. ^ Ankori, Gannit (2013). Palestinian Art. Reaktion Books. ISBN 9781780232416. 
  3. ^ Explorers: Tales of Endurance and Exploration. Penguin. 2010. ISBN 9780756675110.