Full length of Uighur braid ornament, silver inlaid with turquoise , coral, black pearl, strung on glass beads, with silk tassels. Fine granulation. .Xinjiang Province (private collection Linda Pastorino)
Ibn Al-Nafis was an Arab physician who is mostly famous for being the first to describe the pulmonary circulation of the blood. He was born in 1213 in Damascus. He attended the Medical College Hospital (Bimaristan Al-Noori) in Damascus. Apart from medicine, Ibn al-Nafis learned jurisprudence, literature and theology. He became an expert on the Shafi'i school of jurisprudence and an expert physician.