• Family Tour 9


The Franchetti Tapestry

Find this object in the Iran & Central Asia, 15th-16th century Gallery on Floor 3

How many different types of animals can you count on this tapestry? Can you find the image of a Simurgh? Here’s a hint: It looks like a bird with long tail feathers. The Simurgh is an ancient flying creature thought to possess great wisdom. Do you think Simurghs really exist?

CA.2.1997, Safavid, Iran (Kashan), 16th century CE

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