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Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts

Illuminated ferman (royal decree) with ornamental tughra (insignia) of Sultan Ahmed III, 1721.
Turkey, Ottoman period (1300–1922)
Opaque watercolors, ink, and gold on paper

Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, The Edwin Binney 3rd Collection of Turkish Art at the Harvard Art Museums, 1985.247.
Photograph courtesy of Imaging Department © President and Fellows of Harvard College.