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- CONSTANTINOPLE Turkish Letter Writer - ALLOM 1840s Original Engraving Print
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!!! NOTE !!! if the image(s) in the description shows a broken image icon(s), right click on the icon(s) and open in new tab to see the larger image(s). Turkish Letter Writer Constantinople, Turkey Another Fine Quality Print from Martin2001 Print Specifics: Type of print: Steel engraving - Original antique print Year of printing: not indicated in the print - est. 1839-1841 Original artist: Thomas Allom Publisher: Peter Jackson, London Paris Condition: 1-2 (1. Excellent - 2. Very good - 3. Good - 4. Fair). Light semi-circular water trace at top edge of paper sheet. Very light small brownish areas in blank margins. Dimensions: 8 x 10.5 inches, including blank margins (borders) around the image. Image dimensions: 5 x 6.75 inches. 1 inch = 2,54 cm. Paper weight: 2 (1. Thick - 2. Heavier - 3. Medium heavy - 4. Slightly heavier - 5. Thin) Reverse side: Blank Narrative: But, beside these modes of conveying ideas, there are scribes, who sit at the receipt of custom, who live by writing down on paper what the Turk is not able to do for himself. These clerks are found in bazaars, and at the corners of streets, and are distinguished by a calomboyo, or a bright brass " inkstand and pencase," stuck in the girdle, where another carries his yatagan and pistols. His desk is generally his hand, and his pen is a reed, like that of the Romans. This necessary person writes for all occasions. Is a Turk going to law, he writes for him his arzuhal, or the state of his case—does he want a protector against any evil, he writes an amulet. The Turks are exceedingly fond of amulets; they suppose them a sufficient safeguard against disease, magic, the power of evil spirits, the malice of enemies, and the assault of robbers. The scribe has power, by transcribing certain passages of the Koran, and annexing certain mysterious ciphers, to give a paper to his customer which will protect him against them all. Our illustration represents an anxious mother obtaining such a protection for her child: a favourite one for such an age is the Kef Marjam, or "hand of Mary," which is either represented on blue glass, or inscribed on paper, and hung on the head or breast of the child. Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy! Any print purchased from me may be returned for any (or no) reason for a full refund including all postage. seller since 1998. Five-star service. Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.
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