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Reproduction of a miniature depicting the Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina, from a "Book of Prayers" commissioned by Sultan Selim III, the 28th Ottoman Sultan (ruled 1789 – 1807).
This beautiful, FAUX CANVAS frame is ready for display in your home without any additional expense.
"Book of Prayers", that is, collections of verses selected from the Quran (Enam-i-Serif) and prayers for the Prophet (Delailul–Hayrat) were frequently published in 18th century Ottoman Turkey.
Pious patrons of art commissioned famous calligraphers and artists to write and illustrate such "Book Of Prayers". Early on it became a custom to add miniature paintings of Mecca, "the ennobled", and Medina, "the radiant", to these exquisite manuscripts.
Shown here is a reproduction of a miniature painting depicting the sacred mosques in Mecca and Medina, attributed to Hafiz Mehmet. It forms part of a "Book of Prayers" with calligraphy by Abdullah Edirnevi (d.1728) and illumination and paintings by Hafiz Mehmet. Original bookbinding: 6.125 x 4.5 inches
The work was commissioned by Sultan Selim III, the 28th Ottoman Sultan (ruled 1789 – 1807).
* Overall Frame Size: 24 x 19 inches
* Image Size: 16 x 15 inches
* Media: Long Life, Faux Canvas Finish.
Our affordable collection of Islamic Calligraphy & Art will bring you hours of contemplative pleasure.
Ideal for most gifting occasions. Ramadan, Eid, anniversaries ........ the possibilities are unlimited.
Caution: This is a work of fine art and like all fine art it must be protected from direct sunlight, water etc.
Warning: Do not compare with cheap, mass produced, poster prints. These museum quality images have been created using the latest technology. Like all fine art, these frames must be treated with respect and kept away from direct sunlight, water, dirt, smoke etc..
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