Author(s): Zeynep DEM?RCAN AKSOY
In XIVth century, Ilkhanid in Persia and its around, Mamluk Sultanate in Egypt – Syria territories had been an authority in the fields of military and art. Being competitors these states were in connection with Anatolian Emirates pushed by different reasons. Relations established in politics and trade opened a way of bilateral interaction among states. In addition to this, wandering artists, important parts of social life in this period, and presents in great artistic value contributed considerably to cultural interaction. These are the main reasons of similarities in style in illumination art between Ilkhanid and Mamluk Sultanate that both successfully made their marks on the period. The influences of Ilkhanid and Mamluk Sultanate’s on Anatolian illumination art can be clearly seen in this period. Taking into consideration the painting techniques and design installation, influence of these states are noticeably reflected to these exquisite illuminations, especially to original illuminated manuscripts of Koran, also in calligraphies about religion and Islamic mysticism.