Kilij (18th Century Ottoman Weapon) (The Collection of Giovanni P. Morosini, Giulia, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA)

Sword (Kilij) with century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Collection of Giovanni P. Morosini, presented by his daughter Giulia, 1932 b)

Portrait of Sultan Ahmet I (r. 1603–17), early 17th century. Turkey. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1944 (44.30) #mustache #movember

Portrait of Sultan Ahmet I. He was the Emperor of the Ottoman Empire from 1603 until his death in Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

DesertRose///beautiful calligraphy art by سعيد النهري

There has certainly come to you a Messenger from among yourselves. Grievous to him is what you suffer; [he is] full of concern for you and to the believers is kind and merciful.

AN OTTOMAN GOLD MEDAL, 1889

A late-Ottoman gold medal, featuring the Ottoman state coat of

The Bara Gumbad Complex, #India and our favourite picks from Flickr.   Photo Credits: Prateek Rungta – CC License.

Replete with intricate stucco inscriptions, the Bara Gumbad, or “big dome,” is a large domed structure grouped together with the Friday mosque of Nizam Khan Sikandar II (“Sikander Lodi”) (r.

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