Posts tagged Manuscripts
Flights of Imagination: How Birds Have Been Reinvented As Mythical Creatures Around The World

Mythical beings can be found in almost any culture around the world, and in particular, bird-like creatures feature across various pantheons. Described in literature, artists imbued this mythical aviary with physical forms, evidencing a clear relationship between word and image.

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Portable Cities and Woven Power: Tents as a Timurid Articulation of Kingship

Tents and tented structures feature prominently within historical accounts and manuscript paintings of the Timurid Dynasty. Despite commissioning impressive structures in Samarqand, the Timurid emirs preferred living in tented encampments. These soft furnishings became pertinent to an articulation of kingship that straddled both peripatetic and settled ways of living.

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