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Berat: "Mecidi nişan-i hümayun berati", 1862
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists of 32 Ottoman Turkish berat (imperial certificates of award or authorization), five examples of calligraphy on paper, matted, and four framed mottos and tughras. The berat date from 1876-1903; each bears the tughra of the reigning sultan. The three dimensional objects include two tughras in gold (one carved from wood), a decorative hanging based on the name ʻAlī, and a motto in gilt plaster or wood in a gilt plaster frame.
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The collection is open for research.
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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
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Berat: "Mecidi nişan-i hümayun berati"; Elizabeth Dodge Huntington Clarke Collection of Arabic, Persian and Turkish Calligraphy, C0723-306e, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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