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Lovers playing with fireworks. Painted on paper. Punjab Hills, ca 1800. (via British Museum)

Lovers playing with fireworks. Painted on paper. Punjab Hills, ca (via British Museum) Lovers playing with fireworks. Painted on paper. Punjab Hills, ca (via British Museum)

Suleyman hunting with hawks, 16th century miniature from ms H.1524 p 248A, Book…

Suleyman hunting with hawks, century miniature from ms p Book of Accomplishments, Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Mysticism in the Ottoman Empire: The Mevlevi Sufi Order

The Mevlevi Sufi order is probably the most famous mystical sect in Ottoman and Turkish history, especially because of Rumi, who is commemorated every Dec 17

Anadoluhisari-Nusret Çolpan

Around the World with Nusret Colpan « Islamic Arts and Architecture

Turkish miniature on the occupation of Buda by Suleiman in 1541. From the chronicle of Seyyid Lokman.

Suleiman I, Isabella Jagiellon and the child John Sigismund Zápolya in Buda

Persian women swimming.

Kamal ad-din Behzad, (Iranian painter, Women Bathing - It's About Time: Bathing - Indoors & with Guests - Illuminated Manuscripts

Siege of Constantinople from Bibliothèque nationale mansucript Français 9087 (folio 207 v). The Turkish army of Mehmet II attacks Constantinople in 1453. Some soldiers are pointing canons to the city and others are pulling boats to the Golden Horn. The city looks like quite gothic. Date Lille, 1455 (1453?)

Siege of Constantinople from Bibliothèque nationale mansucript Français 9087 (folio 207 v). The Turkish army of Mehmet II attacks Constantinople in Some soldiers are pointing canons to the city and others are pulling boats to the Golden Horn, Lille, 1455

Exhibition of Persian miniature paintings organized in 2005 by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Fereydoon's Son & Sarv's Daughter in the Yemeni King Banquet (Abu'l Qasim Firdausi CE Persian): Shahnama ("Book of Kings") Century CE Safavid Miniature Painting, Persia))

SULTANLARIN ZAFERLERI Miniature Artist:Nakkaş Osman Date: 972 - 973 / 1565 Explanation:Gülistân adlı eserden Seri No: 5352

SULTANLARIN ZAFERLERI Miniature Artist:Nakkaş Osman Date: 972 - 973 / 1565 Explanation:Gülistân adlı eserden Seri No: 5352

Lağımcılar (The Miners) , who were in charge of digging supterranean mines and trenches to undermine enemy walls and cannon emplacements. Created under Murat II (15th century), the miners were in two divisions according to their means of support Jannisary attacks on fortified places, were attached to the Cebeci corps. On other hand, those attached to timars were organized under the command of the provincial armies to support their campaigns.

"The siege of Rhodes in .while Ottoman sappers excavate mines, Janissary marksmen shoot at the Knights Hospitaller manning the walls. Other Janissaries with shields and hooked pole-arms stand ready to mount an assault.

The great poet Baki the Poet Circle One of the main Ottoman poets of courtly poetry in the 16th century. Was Baki (1526-1600). He was distinguished by a ornate writing style and was called during his lifetime "king of poets".

The great poet Baki the Poet Circle One of the main Ottoman poets of courtly poetry in the century. Was Baki He was distinguished by a ornate writing style and was called during his lifetime "king of poets".

Khusrau Hunting: Page from a manuscript of the Khusrau and Shirin of Hatifi, dated 1498; Ottoman Turkey (probably Istanbul). The Persian poet Hatifi (died 1521), nephew of the fifteenth-century Herat poet Jami, wrote a Khamsa (Quintet), like other ambitious poets, in emulation of the great Nizami. Persian literature and culture were much admired at the Ottoman court, and Persian was considered the prime language for poetry. This manuscript of Khusrau and Shirin, one of the books of the…

"The Great Abu Sa'ud Teaching Law", Folio from a Divan of Mahmud `Abd-al Baqi from the Met Museum Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript Date: century Geography: Turkey Culture: Islamic Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

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