Attar:Conference of Birds عطّار

Farid al-Din `Attar Persian poet, Sufi, theoretician of mysticism, and hagiographer, born ca. 1145-46 at Nishapur, and died there in 1221. Author of Mantiq al-tair (Conference of the Birds).In the poem, the birds of the world gather to decide who is to be their king, as they have none. The hoopoe, the wisest of them all, suggests that they should find the legendary Simurgh . . . a journey about Attar's philosophy.
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Late 15th Century Persian The Hoopoe Tells the Other Birds about the Simurgh (full picture) From The Conference of the Birds

Late Century Persian The Hoopoe Tells the Other Birds about the Simurgh (full picture) From The Conference of the Birds

قسمتی از یک نگاره، دست نبشته ی منطق الطیر عطار نیشاپوری ، اواخر سده 15 یا آغاز سده 16 ترسایی، هرات Copy of Manṭiq al-Ṭayr, by Farīd oud-Dīn Attar of Nishapur, Late 15th century-Early 16th century, Herat

قسمتی از یک نگاره، دست نبشته ی منطق الطیر عطار نیشاپوری ، اواخر سده 15 یا آغاز سده 16 ترسایی، هرات Copy of Manṭiq al-Ṭayr, by Farīd oud-Dīn Attar of Nishapur, Late 15th century-Early 16th century, Herat

Illuminated Frontipiece of a Manuscript of the Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) (image 12) | calligrapher: Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi; illuminator: Zain al-'Abidin al-Tabrizi; author: Farid al-Din `Attar | text: dated A.H. 892/ A.D. 1487; illumination: ca. 1600 | Iran, Isfahan; present-day Afghanistan, Herat | ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 63.210.1

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

Sultan `Ali Mashhadi | Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) | Islamic | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This lavishly illuminated double-page frontispiece contains the first twenty…

هفت شهر عشق را عطار گشت ما هنوز اندر خم یک کوچه‌ایم.

هفت شهر عشق را عطار گشت ما هنوز اندر خم یک کوچه‌ایم.

Farid al-Din `Attar | "Shaikh Mahneh and the Villager", Folio 49r from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) | Islamic | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Shaikh Mahneh and the Villager", Folio from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)

Farid al-Din `Attar | "The Beggar who Professed his Love for a Prince", Folio 28r from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) | Islamic | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This painting once formed part of a rare surviving illustrated copy of Farid al‑Din 'Attar’s mystical poem, the Mantiq al‑Tair (Language of the Birds). Commissioned by a wealthy patron during the reign of the Timurid ruler Sultan Husain Baiqara (r

Farid al-Din `Attar | "The Beggar who Professed his Love for a Prince", Folio 28r from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) | Islamic | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This painting once formed part of a rare surviving illustrated copy of Farid al‑Din 'Attar’s mystical poem, the Mantiq al‑Tair (Language of the Birds). Commissioned by a wealthy patron during the reign of the Timurid ruler Sultan Husain Baiqara (r

Farid al-Din `Attar | "A Ruffian Spares the Life of a Poor Man", Folio 4v from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) | Islamic | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

"A Ruffian Spares the Life of a Poor Man", Folio from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds)

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