Simurgh , Persian also spelled simorgh, simurg, simoorg or simourv, is a benevolent, mythical flying creature. It is sometimes equated with other mythological birds such as Arabic Anqā or Persian Homā The figure can be found in all periods of Greater Iranian art and literature and is also evident in the iconography of medieval Armenia , the Byzantine empire and other regions that were within the sphere of Persian cultural influence ..

Simurg (Zümrüdü Anka)

Simurgh , Persian also spelled simorgh, simurg, simoorg or simourv, is a…

A contemporary painting from Rajasthan that draws on and revives several artistic traditions native to the state. Chief among these are the miniature painting traditions of Bundi and Kotah, and the Pichwai wall hanging tradition of Nathdwara.

A contemporary painting from Rajasthan that draws on and revives several artistic traditions native to the state I Chief among these are the miniature painting traditions of Bundi and Kotah, and the Pichwai wall hanging tradition of Nathdwara

Design Patterns, Octopus, Phoenix Drawing, Mythical Creatures, Koi, Calligraphy, Miniatures, Dragons, Birds

A Simurgh attacking a Rukh; single-page drawing on a detached album folio. Depiction of a Simurgh (a legendary phoenix-like bird) attacking a Rukh, known in India by name as Gaja-Simha (Elephant-Lion), which is carrying off elephants. The rukh is the mythical enemy of the elephant. The figures are surrounded by wisps of clouds, ducks and cranes. Drawing is tinted and has some portions over-painted. Ink and opaque watercolour on paper. Mughal, 17th Century

A Simurgh attacking a Rukh; single-page drawing on a detached album folio…


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