Two Turkish government defters ("defter" from Persian - book, register) under the title "New Consolidated Register" are dated to the end of the 16th century. The "New Consolidated Register" contains data on the most prominent representatives of the Turkish nobility with detailed information about each, as well as their possessions. These are large handwritten books (18x50 cm) in leather bindings with embossing.
This manuscript may be a copy of the Polyeleos, "Service of Sophia, the Wisdom of God, which is in the Great New City,” compiled in the 1st half of the 17th century (before 1646) by Prince Simeon Shakhovsky.
A photograph of a ballerina. Part of the project "Kharkiv through the Art lens," created with the support of the Department of Investment Development and City Image Projects of the Kharkiv City Council, in partnership with the Kharkiv State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.