Saturday, December 17, 2011

Mary and Jesus

These two Safavid Persian paintings depicts Mary (Maryam) and Jesus (ʿĪsā), as indicated by the inscriptions. They date to the late eleventh century AH / seventeenth CE and are attributable to the Safavid painter Shaykh ‘Abbāsī, whose works range between 1060 AH / 1650 CE to 1095 AH / 1683-4 CE. 

Monday, December 5, 2011