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The Holy Shrine of Mecca, from a 17th-century pilgrim book

Painting from a 17th-century manuscript of 'Futuh al-Haramayn', a poetical description by Muhvi Lari of the Holy Places and the rites of pilgrimage. The painting shows the Ka'aba, the cube-shaped building at the heart of the mosque at Mecca and the holiest place in the whole of Islam.

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