Justinian's Constantinople

HAGIA SOPHIA AGAPE: Drawing the Basilica Entire

Justinian's Constantinople

In 1585, the Ottoman sultan Murad III was gifted a magnificent throne made of gold-plated walnut wood and studded with 957 peridots by his new son-in-law.  Today, this glorious throne, known as The Gold Festival Throne, or Bayram Tahti, can be seen in the treasure house in the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul, Turkey.

In 1585, the Ottoman sultan Murad III was gifted a magnificent throne made of gold-plated walnut wood and studded with 957 peridots by his new son-in-law. Today, this glorious throne, known as The Gold Festival Throne, or Bayram Tahti, can be seen in the treasure house in the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul, Turkey.

ottoman empirejewelrySuleiman the Magnificent's Throne, 16th century (Topkapi Palace Museum)   TOPKAPI PLACE - Sultan's throne

ottoman empirejewelrySuleiman the Magnificent's Throne, 16th century (Topkapi Palace Museum) TOPKAPI PLACE - Sultan's throne

18th century Gold-Plated Walnut Cradle, (Topkapi Palace Museum)

18th century Gold-Plated Walnut Cradle, (Topkapi Palace Museum)

Osmanlı Padişahları Soyağacı

Osmanlı Padişahları Soyağacı

Turkish woman from Ottoman Empire. XIX century old photo

Turkish woman from Ottoman Empire. XIX century old photo

Turkish women in Ottoman Empire.1885. Traditional costumes with veil.  Left: Turkish urban style.  Right: Arab style.

Turkish women in Ottoman Empire.1885. Traditional costumes with veil. Left: Turkish urban style. Right: Arab style.

16th century Ottoman, talismanic shirt made from fine linen decorated with various suras and verses from the Koran, together with magical letters and numbers used in forecasting the future.

16th century Ottoman, talismanic shirt made from fine linen decorated with various suras and verses from the Koran, together with magical letters and numbers used in forecasting the future.

Portrait of Haseki Hürrem Sultan, the wife of Suleiman the Magnificent, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

Portrait of Haseki Hürrem Sultan, the wife of Suleiman the Magnificent, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

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