The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts in Istanbul presents guests a opportunity to get rid of them selves in the specifics of hand-lettered and illustrated copies of the Quran, handwoven carpets, and a lot of other beautiful artefacts from Islamic civilisations.
The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts is found in the Ibrahim Pasha Palace in the Sultanahmet district of Istanbul. Recognized in 1914 as the Islamic Foundations Museum in the general public kitchen area making inside the Suleymaniye Mosque Complex, it costs alone as a locale wherever you can look at artefacts “from the Umayyad Dynasty to the Ottoman Empire: 13 centuries of splendour.”
Just one of the primary factors that the museum was set up was to prevent the reduction and theft of products of historical and religious worth from mosques, religious schools, zawias and shrines in the course of the Ottoman Empire.
The museum’s title was modified to the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts in 1924 (immediately after the emergence of the Republic of Türkiye), and the museum moved to the next courtyard of Ibrahim Pasha Palace in 1983. It was the past museum established all through the reign of the Ottoman Empire.
The Ibrahim Pasha Palace was built on the ruins of the Hippodrome in Sultanahmet. The Hippodrome is rumoured to have been built next the changeover of Byzantion to the Romans by emperor Septimus Severus. The building, it is claimed, was completed by Constantinus I in 330.
Some of the historical construction of the Hippodrome is visible inside the museum. The Hippodrome was utilised as a public accumulating put in the course of the Ottoman Empire, bearing witness to the 15-day marriage festivities of Ibrahim Pasha and Hatice Sultan in 1524, the circumcision ceremonies of Suleiman the Magnificent’s 3 sons in 1530, the 57-working day extended circumcision ceremony of Murad III’s son Mehmed, to give a couple of examples.
The identify Atmeydani (“Horse Square” in English) indicates that through the Ottoman reign, races ended up held there, as nicely as javelin game titles and horse markets. The square at some point misplaced its character of currently being the location of ceremonies and festivities.
What is on show?
The museum showcases the rich historical past of Islamic artefacts heading again as much as the four caliphates. It has stunning carved doorways, lovely sculptures and reliefs of animals, relics from the Prophet Muhammad, meticulously hand-woven carpets of wool and silk dating back again to the 13th century, and the very first Turkish translated edition of the Quran with Karakhanid Turkish text in Arabic script in pink ink beneath the black Arabic original.
What is a lot more, there is a area dedicated to reimagining life in Istanbul in the 19th century, as well as non permanent exhibitions. The recent momentary exhibition, jogging until eventually late August, is termed Dar al-Mulk Konya Seljuk Palaces, and is properly well worth viewing in addition to the lasting collection.
The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts is open up every day from 9 am to 6 pm in the summer period. In the winter period, it is shut on Mondays and open up from 9 am to 4 pm Tuesdays by Sundays.
It is positioned in the Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, at Binbirdirek Mahallesi, Atmeydani Sokak No: 12. The entrance price is 100 TL (less than $6) for grown ups concessions for learners and Muzekart holders offered.
THUMBNAIL Image: A candle hanger from the Memluk period courting back again to the 15th century. (Selin Alemdar/TRT Earth)
HEADLINE Image: A Kaaba belt, painstakingly embroidered by Ottoman Empire artisans with silver and golden threads, is a lovely artefact relationship again to the 19th century. (Selin Alemdar/TRT Environment)
Source: TRT Globe