Hamza ibn Abdul Mutallib committed to Islam
portrayed as an Ottoman soldier of 1595
from the Siyer-i Nebi
Turkey, Istanbul; c. 1594
From Enzyklopädie des Islam
When the Prophet Muhammad is depicted in historical or religious works from the world of Islam, he is almost always shown veiled because of his exalted position, though there are exceptions.
The miniature comes from a six-volume edition of Siyar-i Nabi that was commissioned by the Ottoman sultan Murad III and completed in the palace workshops in Istanbul in 1595, shortly after the sultan’s death.
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