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Istanbul Haghia Sophia december 2012 5903.jpg
09-Dec-2012 Dick Osseman

Istanbul Haghia Sophia december 2012 5903.jpg

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The large circular calligraphy in the dome’s center is Late-Ottoman; it is the work of Hattat (= calligrapher) Kazasker Mustafa Izzet (1801-1877).

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Sources: ‘Türkiye Tarihi Yerler Kılavuzu’ – M.Orhan Bayrak, Inkılâp Kitabevi, Istanbul, 1994 .

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