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"Musical beasts: the swan-phoenix in the Ibn Bakhti-shu-' bestiaries"
Anna Contadini
in The Iconography of Islamic Art: Studies in Honour of Robert Hillenbrand, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005, 93-101
 

Discusses the depiction and description of the si-ra-nas or swan-phoenix in manuscripts of the Kita-b t.aba-'I' al-h.ayawa-n by Ibn Bakhti-shu-', which concern the characteristics of animals, including the musical sound made by this creature.

Language: English


 
ISBN: 0-7486-2090-7
 
  
 
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