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  • Simurgh

    This work pictures “Simurgh” (similar to Phoenix) the magical bird who connects earth, sun and the outer world.


    Persian legends consider the bird so old that it had seen the destruction of the world three times over. Simurgh learned so much by living so long that it is thought to possess the knowledge of all the ages.


    Simurgh was considered to purify the land and waters and hence bestow fertility. The creature represented the union between the Earth and the sky, serving as mediator and messenger between the two. It also has a strong presence in mythical literature for the upbringing of Zal (pictured top left, Rudabeh on the top right) -the legendary albino warrior king and bringing solutions to him during his life when he burnt one of his feathers.


    Linoprint on Hosho paper

    104cm x 42cm , printed area

    Edition of 12


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