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Remaking Persian Painting: Didactic Sufism in a Timurid Manuscript

Chad Kia

in Art, Allegory and the Rise of Shi'ism in Iran, 1487-1565

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450386
eISBN:
9781474464864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450386.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Presenting the first case study, this chapter introduces the 1487 manuscript of Attar’s Sufi allegory Mantiq al-tayr (Conference of the Birds) as the seminal work in which scenes and figures that are ... More


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