|Azrael's Gallery and The Angel of Death in the History of Art Page 1|
Most of you are familiar with the darker renderings of Death. They have become so played out,
the imagery appears almost commercial in nature, so there is no reason to elaborate here.
Instead, we are going to offer a visual presentation of The Angel of Death in some of his more compassionate
renderings, as the Saviour that's often summoned to aid mankind through this mysterious state.
We also want you to notice one very small detail. None of the artists who created these portraits (save for the Persian display - see bottom) used the name Azrael, or any associated spelling, in their titles.
Translation from the Farsi (Old Persian) language:
"Earths, that is, the Seventh Earth, and his head is in the High Firmament, which is the highest of all firmaments, and the face of Ezraeil, God’s praise be upon him, is in front of the Protected Tablet, and he has closed humanity’s mouth and his command thereto according to the number of people who die, and all the people are in front of his two eyes. He does not take any creature’s life unless his provision has been exhausted and the hour of his death has come.
Special Note: We have not altered the spelling of the Angel's name. We have published this translation exactly as we
received it. The translation was made, courtesy of:
English-Farsi Translation Services