Miniature Painting Showing a Persian Woman Copulating With an Animal (Bear)


Illuminated manuscript
Era: Qajar Period, Persia.
Date Published: 1824
Folio 22 recto
Size: 28 x 18 cm
Kept in Wellcome Library, London, UK.
Source: [1]

This is a some what bizarre manuscript in which a Persian woman is making love to an animal, possibly a bear. I am guessing this is a influenced by Indian Kama Sutra. One of my readers mentioned that she is actually bleeding as well. One interesting note about this manuscript is that the most sentences actually rhyme.