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Harmony of Line and Color

April 25, 2019 – April 20, 2020

Sadberk Hanım Museum, Büyükdere Piyasa Cad 27–29, Büyükdere, Sarıyer, Istanbul

Harmony of Line and Colour is a major exhibition devoted entirely to the arts of the book and calligraphy in the Islamic World. The exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Vehbi Koç Foundation in 2019 by exhibiting selected examples of the museum’s collection.

The exhibition presents rare Quran manuscripts, prayer books, calligraphic works, documents such as imperial edicts, warrants and berat endowment deeds, Hilye-i Serif panels by renowned Ottoman calligraphers, as well as rare Sufi panels and calligraphers’ diplomas. A total of 362 works from almost a thousand pieces in the Sadberk Hanim Museum Collection are on display.

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