Simurgh/simorgh is a benevolent, magical flying creature, a famous character in Persian Mythology. It is sometimes equated with other mythological birds, that also have some origins within simurgh, such as the Griffin or Pheonix. It has been depicted within Iranian art and literature for centuries.

Simurgh/simorgh is a benevolent, magical flying creature, a famous character in Persian Mythology. It is sometimes equated with other mythological birds, that also have some origins within simurgh, such as the Griffin or Pheonix. It has been depicted within Iranian art and literature for centuries.

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Tile      Place of origin:      Kashan, Iran (made)     Date:      early 14th century (made)     Artist/Maker:      unknown (production)     Materials and Techniques:      Fritware, painted with lustre over the glaze     Museum number:      350-1896

Tile Place of origin: Kashan, Iran (made) Date: early 14th century (made) Artist/Maker: unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Fritware, painted with lustre over the glaze Museum number: 350-1896

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Safavid Surfaces and Parametricism, Iran | Features | Archinect - amazing cut-tile ceramic arabesques surrounded with flowing tan brickwork

Safavid Surfaces and Parametricism, Iran | Features | Archinect - amazing cut-tile ceramic arabesques surrounded with flowing tan brickwork

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