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“The Assembly of the Birds,” folio from the Mantiq al-Tair (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din ‘Attar, ca. 1600, Isfahan, Iran, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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Art of the Arab Lands

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM'S NEW ISLAMIC ART MECCA
by Jerry Saltz



The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s glorious new Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia have an encyclopedic name, and they make the greatest encyclopedic museum on Earth even greater.

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