Offered by Galerie Samarcande
Ancient art, Islamic world, Asian art
Large vase illustrating the story of Joseph and Zuleikha:
Rare vase with molded decoration and painted in vivid polychromy, decorated with two polylobed medallions on a background of floral stems, each decorated with a scene from the story of Joseph and Zuleikha, the wife of Potiphar, an officer of the pharaoh.
First Scene: Zuleikha's friends cut their fingers in admiration as they gaze at Joseph's beauty. (Quranic version of the story)
Second scene: Probably their wedding (neither in the bible nor in the Quran), rather a wedding scene
Iran, Qadjar Art, 19th Century
H: 36.5 cm Diameter: 29.5 cm
Molded decorations on shaped pieces are extremely rare, more common for tiles.
The story of Joseph appears in the Quran at sura XII, titled Joseph.
4 500 €