10.10.2006

Mourning the Dead Mohammed

In this series, Mohammed's face had been heavily veiled in life. In death it is concealed by a mourner.

Mourning of the Death of Mohammed, from the Siyer-i Nebi: The Life of the Prophet (not the Koran). Topkapi, Istanbul, manuscript completed in 1595. Hazine 1222, folio 414a
Topkapi.

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