Noah's Ark: a painting in the manuscript of Rashid al-Din's history of the world. Now these individual paintings are being individually described in Wikidata.
On Wikipedia, I have created a draft for an article on bibliomancy in Islam. There are no new translations to report this month. The six images uploaded this month were cropped versions of existing images to make them more visible.
Categorisation of images continues: there are now 771 categories with Khalili Collections images (98 more than last month) including Mughal jewellery, Islamic pen boxes and Art from Tabriz.
A lot of new effort has gone into more describing objects on Wikidata, particularly connecting objects to what they depict. There are now 341 depiction properties attached to Khalili Collections objects. I've created a kind of visual dictionary: 179 things and a randomly-chosen Khalili Collections object that depicts them. Wikidata can now generate such things as an image gallery of items in the Khalili Collections that depict the Kaaba or timeline of Islamic metalwork in the Collections (use mouse wheel or +/- to zoom, double-click to get more information about an object).
The depictions data are available to Wikidata-driven sites. Going to Reasonator and clicking to depictions of hares or depictions of Noah's Ark, for example, shows art works from a variety of collections, including the Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.
We ran our first in-person event as part of the Thought Bubble Comic Festival in Leeds. On 11 November, a group got together at Leeds Central Library to participate in a comics Wikithon. It was a great event, with the dashboard available here.
The full set of data from the New Media Writing Prize is now available on Wikidata. Winners, shortlisted authors and texts from the last ten years are now available to query as part of the New Media Writing Prize Special Collection.
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