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Turkish and Islamic Museum 0892.jpg
15-MAR-2006

Turkish and Islamic Museum 0892.jpg

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Tuğra of Sultan, Ahmet I, 1604.

From Enc. Britt.: (tuğra) a kind of royal cipher based on the names and titles of the reigning sultan and worked into a very intricate and beautiful design. A distinctive tuğra was created for each sultan and affixed to imperial decrees by a skilled calligrapher, the neshanı.

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