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Scene from The #Conference of the #Birds in a #Persian miniature. The #hoopoe, center right, instructs the other birds on the #Sufi path. #Islam #Iran

Scene from The #Conference of the #Birds in a #Persian miniature. The #hoopoe, center right, instructs the other birds on the #Sufi path. #Islam #Iran

Rustam kills a dragon. Illustration of the Shahnameh.

Rustam kills a dragon. Illustration of the Shahnameh.

The poetic text of 'Attar’s Mantiq al‑Tair comprises a series of parables narrated by the hoopoe, who leads a gathering of birds on a difficult journey to find the mythic Simurgh. Perhaps the best‑known image from the manuscript, this folio illustrates the small, crested hoopoe bird addressing his companions before their departure

The poetic text of 'Attar’s Mantiq al‑Tair comprises a series of parables narrated by the hoopoe, who leads a gathering of birds on a difficult journey to find the mythic Simurgh. Perhaps the best‑known image from the manuscript, this folio illustrates the small, crested hoopoe bird addressing his companions before their departure

The illustration on this folio depicts a scene from a mystical poem, Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds), written by a twelfth-century Iranian, Farid al-Din 'Attar. The birds, which symbolize individual souls in search of the simurgh (a mystical bird representing ultimate spiritual unity), are assembled in an idyllic landscape to begin their pilgrimage under the leadership of a hoopoe (perched on a rock at center right)

The illustration on this folio depicts a scene from a mystical poem, Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds), written by a twelfth-century Iranian, Farid al-Din 'Attar. The birds, which symbolize individual souls in search of the simurgh (a mystical bird representing ultimate spiritual unity), are assembled in an idyllic landscape to begin their pilgrimage under the leadership of a hoopoe (perched on a rock at center right)

Bahram Gur slays lions (No. 68) and a dragon (No. 69) Ferdowsi, Shahnameh Safavid: Qazvin or Mashhad, 28 November 1580 Scribe: Qotb al-Din b. Hasan al-Tuni  Opaque watercolour, ink and gold on paper  Private collection

Bahram Gur slays lions (No. 68) and a dragon (No. 69) Ferdowsi, Shahnameh Safavid: Qazvin or Mashhad, 28 November 1580 Scribe: Qotb al-Din b. Hasan al-Tuni Opaque watercolour, ink and gold on paper Private collection

From Wikiwand: Hilye inscribed on the petals of a pink rose symbolising Muhammad (18th century).

From Wikiwand: Hilye inscribed on the petals of a pink rose symbolising Muhammad (18th century).

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