Scene in an Arab VIllage

Scene in an Arab VIllage

Artist Yahya ibn Marbud al-Wasiti

Date ca. 1237

Movement Islamic

Medium Opaque watercolors on paper

Dimensions 13.75 x 10.25″

Housed at Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris


Even as the Abassid Dynasty declined, Baghdad experienced a brief revival in the arts, especially in illuminated narratives; artists such as Yahya ib Marbud al Wasiti were known for depicting scenes of everyday life.