Art is a journey into the most unknown thing of all - oneself. Nobody knows his own frontiers… I don’t think I’d ever want to take a road if I knew where it led.

Louis Kahan

The Simurgh


The Simurgh carrying Zal off to his nest

Miniature from a 17th century manuscript

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A simurgh flies over a princess on a throne

Media & Support: Opaque watercolor on paper
Creation Date: 17th century-18th century
Creation Place/Subject: India

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Wonders of creation, Saturn, a dark-skinned, seven-armed old man digging in a mountain, with several attributes, including a dragon, a simurgh and jugs, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.593, fol. 20a

A Persian version of the famous “Wonders of creation” (ʿAjā’ib al-makhlūqāt) by Zakariyāʾ al-Qazwīnī (d. 682 AH / 1283 CE). Composed by Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Ṭūsī (fl. 6th century AH /12th CE), this manuscript, which may have been copied by an Iranian scribe, was illustrated with 181 miniatures (including a double-page map of the world) by several artists probably in Turkey in the 10th century AH / 16th CE.

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