Shahab Mousavizadeh
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Leyli in love

20130514200000-b4bc2df2.jpg The Meeting - Leyli meets Majnun Thumbnails  Birth of Mithra

Leyli was a very important character in Iranian literature.

During Medieval and patriarchal times she was able to get her own way.

Nezami Ganjavi (born circa 1141) immortalised her in his famous poem, 'Leyli and Majnun'.

1999, Cologne
Oil on canvas
220 cm x 150 cm