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Abdul Hadi El-Gazzar (Egyptian, 1925-1965)
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. MOHAMMED SAID FARSI
Abdul Hadi El-Gazzar (Egyptian, 1925-1965)

Abul Siba

Details
Abdul Hadi El-Gazzar (Egyptian, 1925-1965)
Abul Siba
signed in Arabic (lower right)
watercolour, gouache, pencil and crayon on paper
21¾ x 29½in. (55 x 75cm.)
Executed in 1964
Literature
Sobhy Al-Sharouny, A Museum in a Book: The Farsi Art Collection "The Egyptian Works" Owned by Dr. Mohammed Said Farsi, Cairo, 1998 (illustrated in colour p.282 ref 10/38).
Sobhy Al-Sharouny, Abdel Hadi Al-Gazzar, Cairo, 2007 (illustrated in colour, p.48).

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This painting was made ont he request of a man called Abul Siba, who had recently returned from the Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. Observed and allegorical details are combined- the man is carries his luggage on his back and is dressed in the white robes of those performing pilgrimage, whilst he draws his sword, leads a lion and walks through a ground densely encrusted with folk decoration.

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