Scène D'amour - Safavid Persians Making Love

Period: Safavid Era, Iran.
Date: 1692.
Size:  10.3  x 17.4 cm.
Materials and Techniques: Gouache and gold on paper.
Kept in Musées d'art et d'histoire - Ville de Genève (Museum of Art and History, Geneva, Switzerland).
Source: [1].
نقاشی اروتیک صفوی - موزه هنر و تاریخ ژنو - سوئیس
This erotic painting is kept in the Museum of Art and History in Geneva. There are few other interesting items in this museum, which I will post later on. By the middle of the 17th century, erotic art had emerged as a major theme of Persian painting. Bold or hidden, sometimes strange and often humorous, references to the erotic in later Safavid painting and drawing have been understood as expressions of lyrical beauty, metaphors for mystical union, or documents of social realities.