At the exhibition, many valuable works, including the copy of the Hagia Sophia Foundation, the historical Koran, Hilye-i Saadet and calligraphy plates, and Ibn al-Arabi's Fütuhatü'l-Mekkiyye, met with the enthusiasts.
Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy attended the opening of the exhibition titled “Faith and Art”, which includes 150 works from the collection of the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts (TİEM).
In the opening held in the exhibition hall of the museum in Sultanahmet, Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya, Fatih Mayor M. Ergün Turan, Istanbul Provincial Director of Culture and Tourism Coşkun Yılmaz, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Rector Prof. Dr. Handan İnci Elçi and marbling artist Ahmet Hikmet Barutçugil were also present.
Minister Ersoy, who received information about the works from TİEM Director Ekrem Aytar, made an evaluation to the press members after visiting the exhibition with the participants.
There Are Many Valuable Artifacts
Minister Ersoy stated that the exhibition was organized under the subtitle of "Damascus Paper" with the titles "Quran", "Our Prophet", "Worship", "Prayer" and "Civilization". We are exhibiting here some of our works that were previously in the Topkapı Palace inventory. " said.
Stating that various copies of the Qur'an attributed to Hazrat Ali and Prophet Osman are included in the exhibition, Minister Ersoy said, “It is a very valuable exhibition and will be exhibited here until the end of July. We think it is very convenient and meaningful with Ramadan. We recommend everyone to come during the day during Ramadan. It will be open to visitors from 9.30 in the morning until 17.30, except Mondays, and will be exhibited free of charge. " used the expressions.
The 8th Century Holy Quran at the Exhibition
In the exhibition, which includes works from the TİEM collection, many valuable works, including a copy of the Hagia Sophia Foundation, the historical Koran, Hilye-i Saadet and calligraphy plates, and Ibnul-Arabi's Fütuhatü'l-Mekkiyye were presented to the exhibition. .
In the exhibition, the Quran written with Kufi calligraphy on parchment dated to the end of the 8th century and the beginning of the 9th century, the Quran belonging to Yakut al-Musta's, one of the greatest masters of calligraphy, dating to 1294, Sayyid The sarcophagus part of the coffin, which was stolen in 13 and is still on display at the Davids Samling Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark, is one of the fine examples of the 1907th century Seljuk woodwork of Seyyid Ali, son of Mahmud Hayran.
The Timurid Quran written with lead ink on Chinese paper and dated to 1440, the Quran by Sheikh Hamdullah, one of the most powerful artists of Ottoman calligraphy, the calligraphy plate by Sultan Abdülmecid Efendi and Kazasker Mustafa İzzet Efendi. Hilye-i Saadet belonging to Turkey also met with its enthusiasts at the exhibition.
On the other hand, a copy of the Ayasofya Foundation, which dates back to the 15th century and consists of 9 different copies with the addition of new properties, is also known as the Fütuüatü'l-Mekkiyye by Ibn al-Arabi and consists of 1238 volumes completed in 37, also known as the Konya copy. The original copy and other valuable artifacts, carefully written with Maghreb abrogation, were also exhibited at the exhibition.
73 works in the selection, some of which were previously exhibited for a short time, met with art lovers for the first time.
The exhibition can be visited free of charge until 30 July.