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In conjunction with the exhibition Turkmen Jewelry from the Collection of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf (on view October 9, 2012, through February 24, 2013), Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf discuss their collecting practices and connection to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. From the first few pieces that grew into a large collection of traditional Turkmen jewelry, the couple's appreciation for the jewelry has followed them for decades and allowed them to develop unique insights into the practice of collecting.
The exhibition is made possible by the Hagop Kevorkian Fund.
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Folio from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)
"The Concourse of the Birds", Folio from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)
"Shaikh San'an and the Christian Maiden", Folio from a Mantiq al-Tair (Language of the Birds)
"Shaikh San'an beneath the Window of the Christian Maiden", Folio from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)
Illuminated Frontipiece of a Manuscript of the Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)
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This painting once formed part of a rare surviving illustrated copy of Farid al-Din 'Attar’s mystical poem, the Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds). Originally commissioned in the late fifteenth century, the manuscript was left unfinished, completed over a century later during the reign of the Safavid ruler Shah 'Abbas I (r. 1587–1629). Four new paintings were added at that time, including this seventeenth century illustration for the story of a ruffian who spares the life of a poor man.
Shah Abbas I, Iran (until 1609; to Ardebil Shrine); Ardebil Shrine, Iran (1609–1826); Dr. M. Farid Parwanta(until 1963; sale, Sotheby's London,December 9, 1963, lot 111; to MMA)
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