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"Sultan Abdulhamit II in Ciragan palace" 116 x 60 cm, Oil & 24 carat gold on canvas, by "Florans Atlantis". The personal collection of Mr. Bülent ARI. Istanbul - Turkey.

"Sultan Abdulhamit II in Ciragan palace" 116 x 60 cm, Oil & 24 carat gold on canvas, by "Florans Atlantis". The personal collection of Mr. Bülent ARI. Istanbul - Turkey.

"Ottoman Army Entering a City", Folio from a Divan of Mahmud `Abd al-Baqi Mahmud 'Abd-al Baqi (1526–1600)

Mahmud 'Abd-al Baqi |

Inscription: The Turkish calligraphy on the painting is translated as: "Good news for the Persians, may they be happy. Mir Haidar [a prince of 'Ali] the light of the eyes of Iran is coming

Kuşçubaşı Eşref, Ali Çetinkaya ve Enver Paşa'nın yaveri İzmitli Mümtaz Bey aynı karede.

Kuşçubaşı Eşref, Ali Çetinkaya ve Enver Paşa'nın yaveri İzmitli Mümtaz Bey aynı karede.

Enver Paşa 1917

Enver Paşa 1917

Nasuhzade Ali Paşa.  He was Grand Admiral of the Ottoman fleet in 1821-1822.

Nasuhzade Ali Paşa. He was Grand Admiral of the Ottoman fleet in 1821-1822.

I’m beginning to think that the long decline of the Ottoman Empire, accompanied by satirical characterizations of its most central country, led to the deterioration of the bird’s image as well.  Caricatures of the bird/country (like those below) begin to be a lot more prevalent than naturalist ones (like those above) after the turn of the nineteenth century.

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Manuscript of the Zubdat al-Tarikh (Essence of History) | LACMA Collections

Manuscript of the Zubdat al-Tawarikh (Cream of Histories)

Manuscript of the Zubdat al-Tawarikh (Cream of Histories), Unknown, Turkey, first half of 17th century, Manuscripts, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper, This manuscript belongs to the genealogical genre of Ottoman literature.