This chapter discusses the portrayal of Eve in Islamic paintings in relation to her image in textual Islamic sources. The paintings under discussion are taken from the highly-influential Iranian and Turkish Fāl-nāma volumes (books which images and text were used for divination) from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. They present Eve in three significant moments of her and Adam’s story: being adored by the angels in the Garden; the expulsion from Paradise; and the moment after the expulsion. Their analysis demonstrates, on the one hand, that the portrayal of Eve in these paintings reflects the textual Islamic traditions of the Qur’an and later sources; while on the other it shoes how the images break with these traditions, reinterpret them, and introduce new details into the scene.
|Title of host publication||Biblical Women and the Arts|
|Editors||J. Cheryl Exum, David J. A. Clines, Diana Apostolos-Cappadona|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Jun 2018|
Hadromi-Allouche, Z. (2018). Images of the first woman: Eve in Islamic Fāl-nāma paintings. In J. C. Exum, D. J. A. Clines, & D. Apostolos-Cappadona (Eds.), Biblical Women and the Arts (pp. 31–55). (Biblical Reception; Vol. 5). Bloomsbury .