Figure 1: An Abru (marbling) sample from Dr. Mehmet Kileci. (Source).
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Figure 1. Yivli (Grooved) Minaret Mosque, Antalya, Turkey (Image from Miniaturk, Istanbul).
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Figure 1. The entrance gate of Aleppo Citadel. (© Murat Özyildirim)
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Figure 1: A large size mushaf written by Ahmed Karahisarî, displaying the aklâm-i sitte. On each page, four rectangular panels (koltuk) show examples of high-quality illumination as executed in the reign Sultan Süleyman I, (Library of the Topkapi Palace Museum).
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