Sadak in Search of the Waters of Oblivion
1812
John Martin
Sadak, a fictional character from Tales of the Genii, was ordered by the Sultan of Persia to find the Waters of Oblivion. The evil Sultan intended to wipe the memory of Sadak’s wife with the Waters and seduce her. During his search, Sadak endeavored a series of ordeals: A tempest at sea; a plague; evil genii; and a subterranean whirlpool, before attaining his goal. The painting depicts Sadak arriving at the Waters of Oblivion.

Sadak in Search of the Waters of Oblivion

1812

John Martin

Sadak, a fictional character from Tales of the Genii, was ordered by the Sultan of Persia to find the Waters of Oblivion. The evil Sultan intended to wipe the memory of Sadak’s wife with the Waters and seduce her. During his search, Sadak endeavored a series of ordeals: A tempest at sea; a plague; evil genii; and a subterranean whirlpool, before attaining his goal. The painting depicts Sadak arriving at the Waters of Oblivion.

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