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555836

Tiles from Iran 1800-1900:Yusuf and Zafaikfra??? These tiles come from two different sets depicting the story of Yusuf and Zafaikfra. Based on the twelfth sura of the Quran, originally derives from the story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife in the Old Testament. In the Quran?? version, Yusuf is a handsome slave in the service of an Egyptian man. His master's wife, Zafaikha in later literature, attempts unsuccessfully to seduce him. Both the single tile and the set depict the episode of Yusuf's appearance before the women of Memphis.

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Tiles from Iran 1800-1900:Yusuf and Zafaikfra???  These tiles come from two different sets depicting the story of Yusuf and Zafaikfra.  Based on the twelfth sura of the Quran, originally derives from the story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife in the Old Testament. In the Quran?? version, Yusuf is a handsome slave in the service of an Egyptian man. His master's wife, Zafaikha in later literature, attempts unsuccessfully to seduce him.  Both the single tile and the set depict the episode of Yusuf's appearance before the women of Memphis.