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Yussuf thrown into the well by his brothers. Durbek. Yussuf and Zulaikha. Calligrafer Muhammad-Said ibn Mirza-Muhammad. MS IOS AS Uzbek SSR, 1433, f. 9.1615. Bukhara
YUSSUF THROWN INTO THE WELL BY HIS BROTHERS, Duibek. Yussuf and Zulaikha


Bible story about Beautiful Yussuf sold by his brothers into slavery was continued in Muslim literature. Romantic story about Yussuf and Zulaikha inspired many poets. The most famous is the poem by Jami. On this miniature Yussuf is depicted like in section of the well out of which there is a sacred flaming. Figures and landscape elements are large, there are not many flowers. But we see new stylistic changes: figures are placed along the curve line from the bottom to the top of the picture; landscape is shown in another way.