Swastika Topkapi Scroll

A part of the Topkapi Scroll

The Topkapi architectural design scroll is probably the best-preserved and oldest scroll of this kind to have survived. Aproximated between 1500 - 1600 made
It is of great importance for an understanding of Timurid and Turkmen geometric design principles. The scroll is 29.5 meters long, with 114 drawings, it bears no date and is not signed. The drawings represent geometrical designs, murqanas designs and contain patterns and elements of square kufic. It entered the Ottoman imperial treasury at an unknown date and is now housed at the Topkapi Place Museum in Istanbul, Turkey.

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