Abydos (20 Subjects)
Composition of scenes from the rise and fall of Sabbatai Zevi, the rabi who claimed to be the Messiah of the Jews until he was forced to convert to Islam by the Ottoman Sultan (17th century). Sabbatai Zevi claims to be the Messiah. Sabbatai Zevi enthroned by his followers. Ottoman soldiers arrest Sabbatai Zevi in the Dardanelles. From: J. Chr. Wagner, Delineatio Provinciarum Pannoniae et Imperii Turcici in Oriente, Augsburg, 1684.