Mohammed Goes to Conquer Mecca

Today's Image shows a heavily veiled Mohammed setting off on the conquest of Mecca. The watercolour dates from the 19th century, but remains very much in the tradition of earlier Islamic manuscripts, both in terms of iconography and format. It was made in Iran.

Qajar dynasty;
Watercolor on paper;
H: 46.4;
W: 27.5 cm.

(Source: Freer)

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