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

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781474450386

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450386.001.0001

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Remaking Persian Painting: Didactic Sufism in a Timurid Manuscript

Remaking Persian Painting: Didactic Sufism in a Timurid Manuscript

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(p.47) 2 Remaking Persian Painting: Didactic Sufism in a Timurid Manuscript
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Art, Allegory and the Rise of Shi'ism in Iran, 1487-1565
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Chad Kia

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450386.003.0003

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 unconnected to the narrative subject first appear, launching the new iconography that would characterise Persian manuscript painting for decades.

Keywords:   Attar, Mantiq al-tayr, Sufi, narrative, allegory, iconography

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