Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Zerendud Inscription

zerendud framed inscription
Zerendud means scribed with gold. Ismail Hakki Altunbezer's (1873 - 1946) framed inscription of cobalt blue is one of my favorites (maybe because of the color). Written with celi sulus technique, it is a fascinating example of Ottoman calligraphy; dated 1922, with a hadith of the prophet Mohammed written on it.

Dimensions: 28x44 cm
Estimated value: $ 4,500

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