1 May 2001
Constantinople, AH 11 Sha'ban 1315/5 January 1898 AD
Arabic manuscript on thick paper, 24ll. of firm legible black naskh below the gold tughra of Abdul Hamid II, above that a further naskh inscription within an ogival cartouche, the upper portion embellished with polychrome arabesques and floral designs, dated below 11 Sha'ban 1315, the text outlined with gold margins
58 x 37in. (147.3 x 94cm.)
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