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YUSUF WA ZULAYKHA MINIATURE, ISFAHAN SCHOOL, 17TH CENTURY

YUSUF WA ZULAYKHA MINIATURE, ISFAHAN SCHOOL, 17TH CENTURY

Reference: ARTISLA24675

Gouache pigments heightened with gold on paper, laid down on an album page, depicting the prophet Yusuf bringing apples to Zulaikha’s friends in a landscape, ruled in gold and polychrome margins.
Her friends thought that she was becoming infatuated with Yusuf and mocked her for being in love with a slave. She invited them to her home and gave them all apples and knives to peel them with. She then had Yusuf walk through to show her friends his beauty. Looking at Yusuf, they were shocked with his beauty and cut their hands without feeling the pain.
Glazed and framed.
15 by 25 cm.