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On October 21 in London Plakas is offering this Arabic manuscript, an endowment document for a religious complex, estimate £80,000-100,000.

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The Arabic manuscript is in black ink, the text in cursive calligraphy preceded by the imperial number (tughra) of Mehmed II and a bismallah; the document partially reinforced with a red textile on which is indicated waqf of the late Zaganos Pasha 1/16, followed by the signatures of six witnesses, two inscriptions in the margin, dated in the last line.

The 3ft 9in (1.14m) x 8in (20.5 cm) wide document comes from a private collection and is estimated at £80,000-100,000.

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