Artist's description:

In this painting, I have painted Maiden tower. The Maiden's Tower , also known as Leander's Tower (Tower of Leandros) since the medieval Byzantine period, is a tower lying on a small islet located at the southern entrance of the Bosphorus strait 200 m (220 yd) from the coast of Üsküdar in Istanbul, Turkey. There are many legends about the construction of the tower and its location. According to the most popular Turkish legend, an emperor had a much beloved daughter and one day, an oracle prophesied that she would be killed by a venomous snake on her 18th birthday. The emperor, in an effort to thwart his daughter's early demise by placing her away from land so as to keep her away from any snakes, had the tower built in the middle of the Bosphorus to protect his daughter until her 18th birthday. The princess was placed in the tower, where she was frequently visited only by her father. Today, there is a restaurant in the first floor and a café at the top of the tower.

Materials used:

acrylic paints

Painting 757 1 Maiden Tower (2018)

$3,500

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This artwork is sold by Mawra Tahreem from Canada

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