"The Anecdote of the Man Who Fell into the Water", Folio 44r from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)

Calligrapher: Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi (active late 15th–early 16th century)
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: Opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
Dimensions: Painting: H. 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm) W. 5 1/8in. (13cm) Page: H. 13 in. (33 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: 63.210.44

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