Holy heritage now on view in central Anatolian town
KONYA - Anadolu Agency
‘Holy Heritage’ exhibition displays 99 handwritten copies of the Quran. AA photoAn exhibition titled “Mukaddes Miras” (Holy Heritage) that began Aug. 2 in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet Madrasah before visiting Diyarbakır has opened in the Central Anatolian province of Konya as part of the celebrations marking the 740th anniversary of Rumi’s passing.
The exhibition displays 99 Mushaf-ı Şerif (handwritten copies of the Quran) from between the ninth and 18th centuries. The exhibition is being organized under the artistic consultancy of Mimar Sinan University Faculty of Fine Arts member Associate Professor Ali Rıza Özcan.
The exhibition includes 99 copies of the Quran written by famous calligraphers such as Hafız Osman, Mehmet Emin Üsküdari, Mahmud Sivasi, Hafız Yusuf and Derviş Mehmed from around the Muslim world and from the Abbasids to the Umayyads. Also in the exhibition are the hüsni-hat calligraphy works by significant names like Şeyh Hamdullah, Sami Efendi, Mahmud Celaleddin, Yesarizade Mustafa İzzet, Ömer Vasfi Efendi, Hulusi Yazgan, Kamil Akdik and Mehmet Şefik.
The exhibition at the İnce Minare Taş and Ahşap Eserler Museum will continue until Dec. 17.