A calligraphic panel, signed by Abdulfettah Effendi MANIJEH/NABIL Turkey, 19th Century
Lot 42
A calligraphic panel, signed by Abdulfettah Effendi Turkey, 19th Century
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,200 - 4,800

Lot Details
A calligraphic panel, signed by Abdulfettah Effendi
Turkey, 19th Century
Arabic manuscript on paper, in the lower half an invocation to Eyub Sultan written in thuluth script in mirror image, two teardrop-shaped cartouches, in the upper half texts from the Qur'an within cartouches representing stylised battle standards, floral sprays in each of the four corners, inner floral border, outer border with an undulating vegetal motif in gold, framed
420 x 312 mm.

Footnotes

  • Text:

    In the banners, repetition of the shahadah, Qur'an, sura XLVIII (al-Fath), verses 1 and 3; sura LXI (al-Saff), part of verse 13, ending with 'O Muhammad' on the right banner.

    The lower part in mirror form, and in the two tear-drops, repetition of: 'His Excellency 'Alamdar [standard-bearer] Khalid, may God be pleased with him'.

    Eyub Sultan, also known as alamdar [standard bearer] Khalid, from his role in the siege of Byzantine Istanbul, was the patron saint of that city. The mosque at his shrine was where the girding ceremony took place as part of the enthronement ritual of the Ottoman Sultans. The stylised standards in the top half of the composition are therefore emblematic of Eyub Sultan.

    Abdulfettah Effendi (1815-96) was a student of the famous calligrapher Yesarizade Mustafa Izzet Effendi (d. 1849), and from 1858 held the post of ser-sikkezen, head of the government office which produced the designs and made moulds for coinage and medals. His calligraphy features in some of the major buildings in Constantinople, e.g. the Suleymaniye Mosque and the Topkapi Saray. For examples of his work in the Sabanci Collection, see M. Ugur Derman, Sakip Sabanci Muzesi Hat Koleksiyonundan Secmeler, Istanbul 2002, pp. 162-63.
Auction information

This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
Exempt from tax

Zero rated for VAT, no VAT will be added to the Hammer Price or the Buyer's Premium.

Similar Items