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Beautiful… liked that if the thoughtfull Abbasid monarch with a cheetah by his side which has a mask in its head… as a hat…
The monarch thinking of what to do with the unending Covid-19 pandemic and its unending strains…and the cheetah giving him a clue…
Sometimes, following natural instinct is the best way…
WOW, these two are obviously EXTREMELY hardworking painters! One could pore over some of their beautiful artworks endlessly, discovering countless details to admire, contemplate and enjoy.
Truly outstanding work!
Looks a bit limp-wristed. Did the artist base that on a whim, or on the historical reality?
You are asking about the historical reality of the “Thousand and One Nights?”
No, I was asking of the Abbasids. Was it historian Hugh Kennedy or Pasha Glubb or someone else that wrote there were rumors that one of the caliphs was a pederast?
But perhaps those rumors were untrue, and were 8th century dezinformatzia to vilify a rival during a dynastic squabble.
Leith Glubb Pasha, not Pasha Glubb. I have no idea.
Ah, I see that the poet Abu Nuwas claimed that the Caliph Amin was gay. In just about any version of Islam homosexual practice is haram and will get you killed in a lot of places.
This may be of interest: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/04/02/arts/design/shah-jahan-chitarman.html
Thank you so much for this link. The marvelous artwork took me back to a show of Persian miniatures at the Seattle Art Museum in the early 2000s. I always wanted to share the experience with some far away friends and now I can do so.
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