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AN EXAMPLE OF HELL FROM THE OTTOMAN MINIATURE ART: DRAGON?SHAPED HELL IN AHV?L-I QIY?MEH

Abstract

Author(s): M羹r羹vet HARMAN

Ahvâl-i Qiyâmeh has an important place in both the Islamic and Ottoman miniature art. This work generally reflects the beliefs of religious people of his age and apocalyptic portents are the subject of post apocalyptic life. Thete is the work associated with the processing of miniature copies of various topics in history. Among these especially the ones related to hell had come fore for their variety. These miniatures reflect in the dark fire, scorpions, snakes, Malik and zebani (demons) of hell in the Islamic faith and literature. Trace offers on a wide view of hell with this adpect .But we are faced with a different example of hell on a copy of the work locsted in Berlin Staatsbibliothek. In the copy we mentioned the hell is given as a chained and fire-breathing dragon. Compared to other examples that depict both the subject as well as draw attention to the iconography. This study is focused on what is depicted in this hell-shaped dragon.

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