Scene in an Arab VIllage
Artist Yahya ibn Marbud al-Wasiti
Date ca. 1237
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.