Hilye: The Noble Description

a graphic art form representing the Ottoman Turkish literary genre hilye (Arabic: hilya), which originally dealt with the physical description of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), and later included the Rashidun, the Sahaba, Hasan, Hussein, and walis. (Derived from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilya, where much more detail can be found)
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Hilya Combined with the Relics of the Prophet Muhammad, Turkey, 19th century; Ink and gold on paper, 47 x 29.4 cm. Nasser D. Khalili Collection, London (CAL441) © Nour Foundation. Courtesy of the Khalili Family Trust.

Hilya Combined with the Relics of the Prophet Muhammad, Turkey, 19th century; Ink and gold on paper, 47 x 29.4 cm. Nasser D. Khalili Collection, London (CAL441) © Nour Foundation. Courtesy of the Khalili Family Trust.

Hilya with the description of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH)   Egypt- Ottoman 13th A.H/19th A.D Century

Hilya with the description of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Egypt- Ottoman 13th A.H/19th A.D Century

A large wood Hilye, Turkey, Ottoman, 17th century

A large wood Hilye, Turkey, Ottoman, 17th century

Hilye-i Şerif

Hilye-i Şerif

© Arif Yücel - Hilye-i Şerîf

© Arif Yücel - Hilye-i Şerîf

Hilye-i Şerif

Hilye-i Şerif

Hilye-i Şerif

Hilye-i Şerif

Hilye-i Şerif

Hilye-i Şerif

Hilye-i Şerif

Hilye-i Şerif

© Kazasker Mustafa İzzet - Hilye-i Şerîf

© Kazasker Mustafa İzzet - Hilye-i Şerîf

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