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Imperial Procession Notecard Folio

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Published with: the Chester Beatty Library

This notecard folio presents the two halves of a double-page painting from a manuscript that was produced in 1579 for the Ottoman sultan Murad III. It is a history of Murad’s grandfather, Suleyman I. Known in the West as the Magnificent and in the East as Qanuni, the Lawgiver, he ruled from 1520 to 1566, longer than any other Ottoman sultan. The double-page painting depicts the return of the sultan’s body to Istanbul following his death at Szigetvár, Hungary. In the left half of the painting, some soldiers walk, while others are mounted as they accompany their beloved sultan home one last time. In the right half, a carriage carries the body of the deceased sultan, and through the open curtain his turban, set carefully on the coffin, can be glimpsed. Throughout the composition, the artist has used a striking palette of mainly red, blue, and pale green, all offset by the dazzling white of the figures’ turbans and the dark tones of the horses. Contains five each of the two halves of an illustration from the History of Sultan Suleyman, 1579
• 10 blank notecards (5 each of 2 designs) with envelopes
• Decorative wallet-style folio
• Printed in full color on recycled paper with soy-based inks
• High-quality 250 gsm card stock
• Soft white envelopes
• Pomegranate’s notecard folios feature exclusive selections of art from museums and artists around the world

Published with the Chester Beatty Library

Box size: 5 x 7.25 x .625 in.
Card size: 5 x 7 in.

ISBN 9780764963285