The Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent returns the Holy Crown to John Zápolya.

The Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent returns the Holy Crown to John Zápolya.

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minyatur_t_17

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

Ottoman Horse Archer

Ottoman Horse Archer

Istambul - Turkey - Folio from an unidentified text; recto: Prince and princess in a landscape; verso: inscription

Istambul - Turkey - Folio from an unidentified text; recto: Prince and princess in a landscape; verso: inscription

The king of Hungary, Lajos II, in council before the Battle of Mohacs Suleymanname. Ali . Amir Beg Shirwani Istanbul, 1558. Hazine. 1517, folio 200a

The king of Hungary, Lajos II, in council before the Battle of Mohacs Suleymanname. Ali . Amir Beg Shirwani Istanbul, 1558. Hazine. 1517, folio 200a

Turkish version of the Wonders of creation, The lion king surrounded by his subjects, Walters Manuscript W.659, fol. 267b by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts, via Flickr

Turkish version of the Wonders of creation, The lion king surrounded by his subjects, Walters Manuscript W.659, fol. 267b by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts, via Flickr

Mohammed borne on Gabriel's shoulders, arriving at the gate of paradise guarded by the angel Ridwan. From the Miraj-name, Tabriz (c. 1360-70). In the Topkapi Palace Library, Istanbul.

Mohammed borne on Gabriel's shoulders, arriving at the gate of paradise guarded by the angel Ridwan. From the Miraj-name, Tabriz (c. 1360-70). In the Topkapi Palace Library, Istanbul.

Early 17th Century Ottoman painting.

Early 17th Century Ottoman painting.

Mohammed receiving a vision near Mecca, from the 1595 illustrated edition of the Siyer-i Nebi. Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul, Turkey.

Mohammed receiving a vision near Mecca, from the 1595 illustrated edition of the Siyer-i Nebi. Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul, Turkey.

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