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Single Leaf from Mantiq al-tayr by Farid al-din `Atta
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Single Leaf from Mantiq al-tayr by Farid al-din `Atta


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Description This Timurid leaf depicting a funeral procession, Walters W.678, is from a copy of Mantiq al-tayr (The language of the birds) by the Persian Sufi poet Farid al-Din 'Attar (died 618 AH/AD 1221). It represents a son's lamentation at his father's funeral. The parent manuscript was likely produced in Timurid Herat or Bukhara in the late 9th century AH/AD 15th. There are fewer than 10 known illustrated copies of the Mantiq al-tayr. In the bottom right corner is a later attribution to the famous Persian artist Bihzad (died 942 AH/AD 1536-1537). The painting is surrounded by a biscuit-colored, gold-sprinkled border. The Walters' leaf is comparable to the same scene illustrated in the copy housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (63.210.35).
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/03/1974Examinationexamined for condition
12/17/1974Treatmentstabilized
1/21/1975Treatmentre-housed
Exhibitions
  • Art of Persia. Ithaca College Museum of Art, Ithaca. 1966-1967.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
late 9th century AH/AD 15th century (Timurid)
Medium
ink and pigments on paper with a gold-sprinkled border
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.678
Measurements
H: 11 1/4 x W: 7 1/2 in. (28.5 x 19 cm); Image H: 11 1/4 x W: 7 1/2 in. (28.5 x 19 cm)
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Not On View

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