Ottoman / Leaf from Maqtal-i al-i Rasul / end of 16th centuryOttoman
Leaf from Maqtal-i al-i Rasul
end of 16th century

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Anatolian; Ottoman
Creator Dates/Places: Iraq
Creator Name-CRT: Ottoman
Title: Leaf from Maqtal-i al-i Rasul
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1567
Creation End Date: 1599
Creation Date: end of 16th century
Creation Place: Baghdad
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Colors and gilt on paper
Dimensions: 7 3/4 x 6 1/16 in. (19.8 x 15.4 cm)
Description: The text to which this detached page belonged, entitled The Murder of the House of the Prophet, tells the story of the martyrdom of Husayn ibn cAli, one of Muhammad's grandsons and cAli's son. His killing at the battle of Karbala, in Iraq, represented a turning point for the Muslim community and originated the main division between Sunnis and Shici. In this illustration, the Prophet is seen preaching seated on his minbar, or pulpit, and cAli and his sons Hasan and Husayn are at Muhammed's left side. The holy characters are identified by their flaming haloes and are surrounded by the attentive audience. The scene takes place in the interior of the mosque in Medina.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 55.121.40
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1955
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.55.121.40
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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