Aleppo: Icon Painters

Date: Seventeenth-eighteenth centuries

The Aleppine workshop of Yusuf al-Musawwir was known for the production of painted icons. They produced these items for the Patriarch of the city, and for the sizeable Christian community. The style of the icon painting is also seen in a glazed tile, dated to 1699, made by one Musa ibn Istifan. This underglaze-painted tile shows the sacrifice offered by Elijiah. See also: Tile makers; Painters.

Citation: David, Jean-Claude, Alep (Paris: Flammarion, 2002), p. 298.