I will be entering this beauty into the Art Bead Scene monthly challenge! Have you entered your designs yet? You've got lots of time, the deadline is Feb. 29. This month's painting is a page from a manuscript. The peacock stands right out for me, in this piece.
The Conference of the Birds by Habiballah
Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din `Attar
ca. 1600; Safavid Iran (Isfahan)
Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, gold on paper
10 x 4 1/2 in. (25.4 x 11.4 cm)