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Image number
UIG3522625
Title
Portrait of Saladin, 1566-68 (oil on panel)
Artist
Altissimo, Cristofano dell' (c.1525-1605) / Italian
Location
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Medium
oil on panel
Date
1566-1568 (C16th)
Description
Portrait of Saladin (1560) by Cristofano Dell Altissimo. Saladin (1137 or 1138 - 1193) from the 'Giovio series', the first sultan of Egypt and Syria and the founder of their Ayyubid dynasty. Saladin led the Muslim opposition to the European Crusaders in the Levant. At the height of his power, his sultanate included Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, Hejaz, Yemen and other parts of North Africa.
Photo credit
Universal History Archive/UIG / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
head and shoulders / man / saladin / bearded / royal / egyptian / european / horn / egypt / royalty / syria / beard / crusades / portrait / syrian / ayyubid dynasty / horns / headdress / male / islamic / horned / first / muslim / cristofano dell altissimo / sultan / giovio / opposition / turban / Painting / Mzpainting
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