"The Beggar who Professed his Love for a Prince", Folio 28r 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. 1487
Geography: present-day Afghanistan, Herat
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
Dimensions: Painting: H. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm) W. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm) Page: H. 13 1/16 in. (33.2 cm) W. 8 7/16 in. (21.4 cm) Mat: H. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm) W. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1963
Accession Number: 63.210.28

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