Concourse of the Birds Pillow from The Met Museum


The illustrated manuscript of Farid al-Din ‘Attar’s Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) is among the most important manuscripts from Timurid Persia (1370-1507). Its text presents a series of parables narrated by a crested bird that leads a flock of other birds on a journey to find the mythic Simurgh, a benevolent winged creature. Our 100% linen pillow showcases a gorgeous detail from The Concourse of the Birds (ca. 1600), a charming folio added to the manuscript in the early 17th century.

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