Calligraphic Galleon

Ink and gold on paper | 48.3cm | Dated A.H. 1180/ A.D. 1766-67

Unknown Artist

The hull of this sailing ship comprises the names of the Seven Sleepers and their dog. The tale of the Seven Sleepers, found in pre-Islamic Christian sources, concerns a group of men who sleep for centuries within a cave, protected by God from religi...
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