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"Shaikh Mahneh and the Villager", Folio from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)
Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)
"The Anecdote of the Man Who Fell into the Water", Folio from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)
"Allusion to Sura 27:16", Folio from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)
Folio from a 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). Commissioned by a wealthy patron during the reign of the Timurid ruler Sultan Husain Baiqara (r. 1470–1506) at Herat, the manuscript contains four fifteenth‑century paintings—attributed by some to the celebrated master Bihzad.
Marking: Inscribed & dated; seal of Shah Abbas upper right; word "waqf."
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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