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Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Persian art


Traditional Persian painting, probably more properly ink and pen work, is exquisite and I came across this small illustration in a book recently. As I don't have a scanner here I had to try and photograph it and the result is pretty poor. It depicts the Virgin Mary and Christ Child surrounded by angels. I suspect that most Christians in the West would be unaware that Mary is held in high esteem in Islam as the mother of "the last Jewish Prophet".

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