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An illuminated Vakifname, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1289 AH/1872 AD
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An illuminated Vakifname, Turkey, Ottoman, dated 1289 AH/1872 AD
Ottoman Turkish on watermarked paper, 26 leaves plus 4 fly-leaves, 13 lines to the page written in black divani, ruled in gold and black, the opening bifolium with the text written within clouds against a gold ground, floral borders and a polychrome headpiece, in fine Ottoman binding with case
31.2 by 17.2cm.
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Text at the beginning of the document confirms it to be in compliance with Islamic law by Shukri Efendi-zade al-Sayyid Muhammad Tawfiq (Seyyid Mehmed Tevfik), whose seal impression appears below.

The text specifies Mehmed Server Aga, Chief Companion (Ser-Musahib) at the court of Sultan ‘Abdulaziz, as the donor of a charitable endowmen (waqf) in the form of extensions and improvements to a mosque in Mahmud Pasha Veli Street. It is dated the last day of Sha’ban 1289 AH/2 November 1872 AD. It is witnessed by various people including the Chamberlain of the Imperial Palace (Kethüda Ağa-yi Darüsaade) Mehmed Anbarin ‘Ali.

This is followed by an addenda dated 17 Rabi’ al-Akhar 1290 AH/14 June 1873 AD.
This is followed by an earlier vakifname detailing an endowment by a certain Naksh-i Felek Kalfa (?) daughter of ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abd al-Mannan to the Sinan Pasha Mosque in Besiktas, dated 1 Jumada al-Awwal 1274 AH/18 December 18 1857.

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