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A rare Ottoman calligraphic bag (feraset bohaci), inscribed from Sultan Abdulaziz to Ahmed Esad Efendi, Turkey, dated 1285 AH/1285-86 AD
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225
A rare Ottoman calligraphic bag (feraset bohaci), inscribed from Sultan Abdulaziz to Ahmed Esad Efendi, Turkey, dated 1285 AH/1285-86 AD
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A rare Ottoman calligraphic bag (feraset bohaci), inscribed from Sultan Abdulaziz to Ahmed Esad Efendi, Turkey, dated 1285 AH/1285-86 AD
of rectangular form, the dark brown leather body with edges in yellow, the flap and the back each with a medallion embroidered with an Arabic inscription in silver
34 by 32.5cm.
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Catalogue Note

This bag was intended to carry petitions for Sultan Abdulaziz through the agency of the Sultan’s deputy, the Agent of the Noble Officer Office of Sweeper (Ferashet Vekili) in Medina, Ahmed Esad Efendi. On one side the inscription states the wish that the enclosed contents should reach the attention of Ahmed Esad Efendi in Medina. On the other side it is stated that it is a petition intended for the for Sultan Abdulaziz Khan. Both sides are dated 1285 AH (1868-69 AD).

The Ferashet Vekili was the Sultan’s deputy in the Holy Places and acted as an intermediary between the Holy Places and Istanbul. For Ahmed Esad Efendi’s role in this capacity during the later reign of Abdulhamid, see R. Allen, Spies, Scandals, and Sultans: Istanbul in the Twilight of the Ottoman Empire, 2008, p.133-153.

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