Medium (Original) : Oil on Canvas.
Size (Original) :50cm x 40cm x 1.5cm
Artist : Fa-ique Fakier
A tughra (Ottoman Turkish: طغرا, translit. tuğrâ) is a calligraphic monogram, seal or signature of a sultan that was affixed to all official documents and correspondence. It was also carved on his seal and stamped on the coins minted during his reign. Very elaborate decorated versions were created for important documents that were also works of art in the tradition of Ottoman illumination, such as the example of Suleiman the Magnificent in the gallery below.
The tughra was designed at the beginning of the sultan’s reign and drawn by the court calligrapher or nişancı on written documents. The first tughra belonged to Orhan I (1284–1359), the second ruler of the Ottoman Empire and it evolved until it reached the classical form in the tughra of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent (1494–1566).
The Basmala (Arabic: بسملة basmalah), also known by its incipit Bismillāh (Arabic: بِاسم الله, “In the name of God”), is the Islamic phrase bi-smi llāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīm بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ “In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful”.
This is the phrase recited before each surah (chapter) of the Qur’an – except for the ninth.
This beautiful Basmala Tughra calligraphy is rendered in Silver on a textured abstract background comprising of blues and grays.
|Dimensions||50 x 40 x 1.5 cm|
Downloadable Images (300 DPI), Original (Hand Painted), Reproduction (Full Color Print)
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