Ink and water on paper (matted and framed).
The Conference of the Birds (1177), is a celebrated literary masterpiece of Persian literature by the poet “Farid ud-Din Attar”, commonly known as Attar of Nishapur.
In the poem, the birds of the world gather to decide who is to be their sovereign, as they have none. The hoopoe, the wisest of them all, suggests that they should find the legendary Simorgh. The hoopoe leads the birds, each of whom represents a human fault that prevents humankind from attaining enlightenment.