Illuminated Frontipiece of a Manuscript of the Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)

Calligrapher: Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi (active late 15th–early 16th century)
Illuminator: Zain al-'Abidin al-Tabrizi
Author: Farid al-Din `Attar (ca. 1142–1220)
Object Name: Illustrated manuscript
Date: text: dated A.H. 892/ A.D. 1487; illumination: ca. 1600
Geography: present-day Afghanistan, Herat; Iran, Isfahan
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
Dimensions: 7.75 in. high 4.50 in. wide (19.7 cm high 11.4 cm wide)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1963
Accession Number: 63.210.1

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