An illustration from a Mantig al-tayr (Language of the birds) by Farid ud-Din Attar (d.1220); recto: illustration and text, Sultan Mahmud and the idol of Sumnat; verso: Spray of flowers

Historical period(s)
Timurid period, early 15th century
Color, gold, black, and silver on paper
H x W: 16.3 x 12 cm (6 7/16 x 4 3/4 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


fire, Iran, king, naskh script, Timurid period (1378 - 1506), warrior
Provenance research underway.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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