4 Aralık 2013 Çarşamba

Calligraphy Museum

This museum is located at Beyazit Square... which is very near to Sultanahmet Square. The building of this museum originally was a medrese (religions school) and was used also as municipality library up to 1945,
then it became museum.

Of the Ottoman arts, Calligraphy was the most important. Such mundane items as tax reports, property deeds and imperial edicts became exquisite works of art. Each of the sultans had their own monogram in stylized script, called a tugra. Sultan Ahmet III and Sultan Bayazid II were skilled calligraphers.

Museum has an amazing collection of Korans, Tugras, Imperial orders and Seals, Hilya-i-Sherif ( description of the Mohammed), equipment and apparatus for calligraphic writing, miniatures, holly relics and samples of book binding.

Museum open daily, except Sundays and Mondays. Ph. 212-5275851

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