Hossein MAHJOUBI (1930) The Battle of Tishtrya... - Lot 243 - Goxe - Belaisch - Hôtel des ventes d'Enghien

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Hossein MAHJOUBI (1930) The Battle of Tishtrya... - Lot 243 - Goxe - Belaisch - Hôtel des ventes d'Enghien
Hossein MAHJOUBI (1930) The Battle of Tishtrya and Apaosha along the banks of Varu-Karta, 1988. Oil on canvas signed and dated 88 lower left in French and Persian. 90 x 130 cm In Zoroastrian mythology (Iranian Zoroastrianism is one of the world's oldest organized religions), Tishtrya, god of water and fertility, was represented as a pure white horse. He fought a cosmic battle against the demon Apaosha, the bearer of drought, who had taken on the appearance of a black horse. Apaosha was gaining the upper hand in the battle due to humanity's lack of prayers and sacrifices. But Creator Ahura Mazda himself intervened, offering a sacrifice to the ailing Tishtrya. The power of this sacrifice enabled Tishtrya to defeat Apaosha, and the rains were able to return and water the fields. This story serves to underline the importance of ex-votos and sacrifices in religious tradition.
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