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Folio from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)

Author:
Farid al-Din `Attar (ca. 1142–1220)
Object Name:
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date:
dated A.H. 892/A.D. 1486
Geography:
Iran, Isfahan
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
63.210.8
Not on view
Signature: signed and dated in colophon : Sultan Ali of Meshhed, 1486 A.D. (892 A.H.)

Inscription: manuscript of: Seal (affixed throughout) Shah Abbas
Shah Abbas I, Isfahan, Iran (ca. 1600–1608; presented to Ardebil Shrine); Ardebil Shrine, Iran (ca. 1608–sack of Ardebil, 1826); M. Farid Parbanta(until 1963; sale, Sotheby's, London,December 9, 1963, no. 111, to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Sultan Ali of Mashhad, Master of Nasta'liq," January 19, 2001–May 27, 2001.

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