Scotto Morgani 1604 (c) Scott Morgan 2013
The artist Scotto Morgani traveled extensively throughout Asia painting likenesses of mughals, emperors, and kings until he reached the silken shores of the Arabian Sea, embracing Goa as his home and the source of a lifetime of dreams.
Did Scotto visit Africa in the 17th Century? only the history researchers know for sure…
According to Dr. Millicent S. Tsjuckenjammer, Ph D’s authoritative ‘History of the Sahara Explorers, 1546-1678’ that was published by The Best of Anthropology 1978 Review ( now out of print), Scotto Morgani was reportedly traveling by camel with a merchant caravan via the Old Silk Road in 1601. Little is known about Morgani’s trip except that he completed a portrait of Sheik Abdullah Homestor Khan that now is part of a private collection in Luxembourg.
Scott just told me that most of Scotto Morgani’s portraits were of 17th century furniture storeowners that also sold camels.
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