In the region of the arab costume I have begun adding arabic. Already I have added a trace of Hebrew, but this must be greatly increased.
The subtle traces of Egyptian influence has been augmented in the painting, as has the cuneiform alphabet decorating the rabbi’s head shawl. In this way I allude to the preceding myths of mesopotamia that became incorporated into the old testament.
I’m beginning to develop a frieze of events that describe the birth stories of these three religions. All agree on Adam and Eve, the trouble in the garden of eden and the subsequent outcasting. Cain and Abel fight, the first murder, and the flood where only Noah survives. So far, so good, but it wont all fit in.
Overall it is at this stage. Still much to do, especially the missing strip along the bottom.