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Zulaykha, having seen Yusuf in a dream, is mad with love for him

Zulaykha, having seen Yusuf in a dream, is mad with love for him

Leaf from a disbound manuscript of Jami, Haft Aurang (Seven thrones), copied c 1570

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, MS Elliott 149, fol 179r

The intensity of Zulaykha’s passion for Yusuf is highlighted by illustrations that depict her as so mad with love that she needs to be restrained. Here the artist has painted her being placed in chains in the women's quarters of the palace where she grew up and had her dream of Yusuf.