Lot 7, Saliba Douaihy - Beit Maroun in Syriac - Expanding the Horizon. Modern and Contemporary Art from the Middle East and North Africa <br>16 December 2021 7pm GMT +2 - Auctions

Beit Maroun in Syriac

Description

Executed in: 1965

Medium: Oil on board

Size: 11 x19 cm

Provenance

Acquired by a close friend of the artist, New York.

Private collection, New York.

Acquired from the above by the present owner.

Location

Beirut

Price realised €7,930

Estimate €6,000 - €8,000

Description

Beit Maroun in Syriac is part of a very small series of paintings in which Saliba Douaihy introduced the Syriac Alphabet while integrating the colors of the stain glass churches of his hometown. The Syriac Alphabet is one of the Semitic Abjad which shares similarities with the Phoenician and Arabic scripts. It is a writing system that was used to inscribe the Syriac language around the 1st century AD.

Syriac is a dialect of Aramaic and most religious scholars and historians agree that Jesus Christ spoke principally Galilean another dialect of the Aramaic. Douaihy whose initiation to painting began in his hometown through stain glass paintings and church paintings was always fascinated by the spiritual and religious realms.

 

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