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Near East Collection: Samples of Arabic and Persian Calligraphy

Samples of Arabic and Persian Calligraphy

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Ottoman Tughra

The Ottoman Tughra (Tugra), or monogram of the Sultan, is another example of the aesthetic use of calligraphy. These illustrations represent the Tughra of Sultan Suleyman The Magnificent (r. 1520-1566). The text reads as follows: "Suleyman Khan son of Selim Khan, the Ever Victorious."
Esim Atil, The Age of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent (Washington: The National Gallery of Art, 1987

 

Ottoman Tughra

 

Ottoman Tughra

The Ottoman Tughra (Tugra), or monogram of the Sultan, is another example of the aesthetic use of calligraphy. These illustrations represent the Tughra of Sultan Suleyman The Magnificent (r. 1520-1566). The text reads as follows: "Suleyman Khan son of Selim Khan, the Ever Victorious."

Esim Atil, The Age of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent (Washington: The National Gallery of Art, 1987 )