Limited to 25 prints
On Archival German Etching Paper
This painting presents ‘Far e Kiani’ (Farvahar), one of the best-known symbols of ancient Persia to represent the Persian nation. Despite many attacks (mostly from Alexander the Great), the Farvahar relief in Persepolis still exists in Shiraz, Iran.
The writing in Persian is from Ferdowsi (1000 CE), a highly revered Persian poet who saved the Persian language by writing the epic of Shahnameh in pure Persian. Despite so many attacks from Mongolians, Turks and Arabs, the Persian language survived. Iranians are still talking the language of 1000 years ago when Shahnameh was written.
جهان یادگارست و ما رفتنی
به گیتی نماند به جز مردمی
به نام نکو گر بمیرم رواست
مرا نام باید که تن مرگ راست
The writing throughout this painting is in Persian:
This world will remember us even though we have to leave it
Only our morals will remain on this earth
So it’s pride to die with a good name
As my name will remain, but my body will die
By Ferdowsi (1000 CE)
Survivors (on paper)
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