Again a "tugra",
in Ottoman times (15th to 18th century) this
would contain the name of the ruler.
origin was an inky handprint of the ruler whith his name
it, other interpretations speak of a bow (and arrows).
The misuse of
it was a capital offense.
This one is dedicated
to a friend from Saudi Arabia.
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The above mentioned friend is
ofcourse free to use the picture on this page.