May 16, 2016

Joseph cast into the well

Joseph and His Brothers
Persian (Farsi)

The Torah story of Joseph and his brothers is well known in the Middle East, both in religious and literary traditions. This image was printed from a metal plate from Iran, c. 1930s. The plate was likely produced for printing the chapter heading of a book. The text in Persian (Farsi) reads, “Joseph thrown into the well by his brothers.”

Letterpress relief print on Chinese bamboo fibre paper.
Edition of 5
Printed by Stewart J. Thomas
9 x 12 framed


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The metal block itself is shown below: