Miniature, item 435

Miniature, item 435


Persian-inspired miniature, Ottoman Turkish in Arabic script.  Matted such that both sides may be seen. Text on rear side is from an Ottoman dictionary, probably 19th century. Istanbul, Turkey.

Approx. 11" H X 7" W.

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Text is Ottoman Turkish in Arabic script.  The reverse is a page from an Ottoman dictionary..  The dictionary, at least, dates prior to 1928, when Ataturk made the country switch to the Roman alphabet.  Possibly 19th Century work inspired by 17th Century Persian originals.  Or, a facsimile.