Miniatures attributed to Ustad Mehmet Siyahkalem from albums at the Topkapi Palace archives in Istanbul. Dated somewhere between 1300 and 1500 CE.

Miniatures attributed to Ustad Mehmet Siyahkalem from albums at the Topkapi Palace archives in Istanbul. Dated somewhere between 1300 and 1500 CE.

by Ottoman Admiral and Cartographer, Piri Reis (16th Century)

by Ottoman Admiral and Cartographer, Piri Reis (16th Century)

Hamza bin Abdulmuttalib ebâbil üzerinde kâf dağına doğru uçuyor. Nakkaş Osman Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi - 1582

Hamza bin Abdulmuttalib ebâbil üzerinde kâf dağına doğru uçuyor. Nakkaş Osman Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi - 1582

Portrait of a Painter, late 15th century. Ottoman period. Probably reign of Mehmet II (1444-81). Opaque watercolor and gold on paper. H: 18.9 W: 12.8 cm. Probably Istanbul, Turkey. F1932.28. © 2012 Smithsonian Institution

Portrait of a Painter, late 15th century. Ottoman period. Probably reign of Mehmet II (1444-81). Opaque watercolor and gold on paper. H: 18.9 W: 12.8 cm. Probably Istanbul, Turkey. F1932.28. © 2012 Smithsonian Institution

An Ottoman Ivory and Turquoise-Inlaid Box Set with Rubies, Turkey, Early 16th Century.

An Ottoman Ivory and Turquoise-Inlaid Box Set with Rubies, Turkey, Early 16th Century.

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An Ottoman Curtain From the Tawassul at Medina (detail). Turkey. 13th century AH 19th century AD

An Ottoman Curtain From the Tawassul at Medina (detail). Turkey. 13th century AH 19th century AD

Iznik Tiles Theme – Representation of the Holly Shrine of Mecca  Iznik 17th Mecca – Benaki Islamic Museum Greece

Iznik Tiles Theme – Representation of the Holly Shrine of Mecca Iznik 17th Mecca – Benaki Islamic Museum Greece

An Ottoman printed Hajj certificate Turkey, late 19th Century

An Ottoman printed Hajj certificate Turkey, late 19th Century

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