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The Concourse of the Birds

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SKU
WMET0040
Specialty: Giclee on Hand Applied Gold Leaf
  • Gold Leafed Paper
  • Straight Fit (No Mats)
  • 53"w x 73"h
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Image MC1230SUB1
MC1230SUB1
3.75″ x 1.38″
Maximum 250 characters
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Our Inspiration: The Concourse of the Birds, Folio 11r from a Mantiq al-Tayr (Language of the Birds)

Painting by Habiballah of Sava (Iranian, active ca. 1590–1610)

Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper; ca. 1600

Fletcher Fund, 1963   63.210.11

The illustration on this folio depicts a scene from a mystical poem, Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds), written by a 12-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). 

Concourse_of_the_Birds_V2

Our Inspiration: The Concourse of the Birds, Folio 11r from a Mantiq al-Tayr (Language of the Birds)

Painting by Habiballah of Sava (Iranian, active ca. 1590–1610)

Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper; ca. 1600

Fletcher Fund, 1963   63.210.11

The illustration on this folio depicts a scene from a mystical poem, Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds), written by a 12-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).