Imperial edict of Sultan Ahmed II

Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, 1694
Color and gold on paper
H x W: 164 x 48 cm (64 9/16 x 18 7/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. George McGhee
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Calligraphy, Document


divani script, flower, illumination, nasta'liq script, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), Turkey, WWII-era provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Fu Shen, Glenn D. Lowry, Ann Yonemura, Thomas Lawton. From Concept to Context: Approaches to Asian and Islamic Calligraphy. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 55, pp. 148-149.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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