Ottoman Miniatures

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Study of the moon and stars. Ottoman miniature from 17th century. Istanbul.

Study of the moon and stars. Ottoman miniature from 17th century. Istanbul.

Turkish Miniature, Noah's Ark. A fanciful gold leaf ark with private port holes for the animals is portrayed in this mid-20th century Turkish miniature painted on a page from a 19th century Islamic manuscript. http://www.silkroad1.com/items/391331/item391331store.html

Turkish Miniature, Noah's Ark. A fanciful gold leaf ark with private port holes for the animals is portrayed in this mid-20th century Turkish miniature painted on a page from a 19th century Islamic manuscript. http://www.silkroad1.com/items/391331/item391331store.html

Venice, as rendered by Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis in his Kitab-i Bahriye, a book of portolan charts and sailing directions produced in the early 16th century.

Venice, as rendered by Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis in his Kitab-i Bahriye, a book of portolan charts and sailing directions produced in the early 16th century.

Dancing Sufis -whirling dervishes. 16th C. Manuscript.

Dancing Sufis -whirling dervishes. 16th C. Manuscript.

Tulip from Istanbul's palace gardens • miniature painting by Abdullah Buhari • 16th Century

Tulip from Istanbul's palace gardens • miniature painting by Abdullah Buhari • 16th Century

Album leaf | 17th century | Ottoman | Turkey | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York | Louis V. Bell Fund, 1967 (67.266.7.8r)

Album leaf | 17th century | Ottoman | Turkey | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York | Louis V. Bell Fund, 1967 (67.266.7.8r)

An ottoman miniature portraying the whale ejecting the prophet Jonah, from Turkey at the end of the 16th century.

An ottoman miniature portraying the whale ejecting the prophet Jonah, from Turkey at the end of the 16th century.

— illustration from 16th century Ottoman manuscript showing a giant armillary sphere.

— illustration from 16th century Ottoman manuscript showing a giant armillary sphere.

Calendario_Settembre_n.4 Portrait of Sultan Selim II (1512-1520) at archery pratice. The miniature dates from the 1560s and is the work of the famous painter Nigari. The sultan is wearing a kaftan with a design of tulips and small red flowers in a medallion pattern, over a robe with a floral scrollwork design. Miniature painting. TOPKAPI PALACE MUSEUM.

Calendario_Settembre_n.4 Portrait of Sultan Selim II (1512-1520) at archery pratice. The miniature dates from the 1560s and is the work of the famous painter Nigari. The sultan is wearing a kaftan with a design of tulips and small red flowers in a medallion pattern, over a robe with a floral scrollwork design. Miniature painting. TOPKAPI PALACE MUSEUM.

AN OTTOMAN DRAWING OF A PERI, TURKEY, 16TH CENTURY

AN OTTOMAN DRAWING OF A PERI, TURKEY, 16TH CENTURY


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An Ottoman Drawing of a Peri, attributable to Veli Can, Turkey, 16th century | Lot | Sotheby's

An Ottoman Drawing of a Peri, attributable to Veli Can, Turkey, 16th century | Lot | Sotheby's

A map of Egypt  by Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis in Kitab-i Bahriye, 16 century.

A map of Egypt by Ottoman admiral and cartographer Piri Reis in Kitab-i Bahriye, 16 century.

noah's ark - nusret çolpan

noah's ark - nusret çolpan

The First Court of the Topkapi Palace-Topkapı Sarayı, Bab-ı Hümayun ve I.Avlu-1584-Hünername-Nakkaş Osman

The First Court of the Topkapi Palace-Topkapı Sarayı, Bab-ı Hümayun ve I.Avlu-1584-Hünername-Nakkaş Osman

This map of Ottoman cartographer Matrakçı Nasuh shows us a real shining city on a hill. #art #Türkiye c1537

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This map of Ottoman cartographer Matrakçı Nasuh shows us a real shining city on a hill. #art #Türkiye c1537

The poetic text of 'Attar’s Mantiq al‑Tair comprises a series of parables narrated by the hoopoe, who leads a gathering of birds on a difficult journey to find the mythic Simurgh. Perhaps the best‑known image from the manuscript, this folio illustrates the small, crested hoopoe bird addressing his companions before their departure

The poetic text of 'Attar’s Mantiq al‑Tair comprises a series of parables narrated by the hoopoe, who leads a gathering of birds on a difficult journey to find the mythic Simurgh. Perhaps the best‑known image from the manuscript, this folio illustrates the small, crested hoopoe bird addressing his companions before their departure

'The angel Ruh holding the celestial spheres’. A single page from a manuscript of Zakariya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini ‘s The Wonders of Creation and the Oddities of Existence

'The angel Ruh holding the celestial spheres’. A single page from a manuscript of Zakariya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini ‘s The Wonders of Creation and the Oddities of Existence

16th century Ottoman miniature of the battle of Mohacs, fought between the Ottomans and Hungarians in 1526, most of the Ottoman army does not have visable armor.

16th century Ottoman miniature of the battle of Mohacs, fought between the Ottomans and Hungarians in 1526, most of the Ottoman army does not have visable armor.

Ottoman Miniature or Turkish miniature was an art form in the Ottoman Empire, which can be linked to the Persian miniature tradition, as well as strong Chinese artistic influences. It was a part of the Ottoman Book Arts together with illumination (tezhip), calligraphy (hat), marbling paper (ebru) and bookbinding (cilt). The words taswir or nakish were used to define this art in Ottoman language. The studios the artists worked in were called Nakkashane. The miniatures were not signed.

Ottoman Miniature or Turkish miniature was an art form in the Ottoman Empire, which can be linked to the Persian miniature tradition, as well as strong Chinese artistic influences. It was a part of the Ottoman Book Arts together with illumination (tezhip), calligraphy (hat), marbling paper (ebru) and bookbinding (cilt). The words taswir or nakish were used to define this art in Ottoman language. The studios the artists worked in were called Nakkashane. The miniatures were not signed.

'Mohammed Splits the Moon', illustration taken from a "Falnameh," a sixteenth century Persian book of prophesies. Artist unknown; watercolor painting; Mohammed is the veiled figure on the right. Currently housed in The Saxon State Library, Dresden, Germany, part of an exhibition that was displayed at The Library of Congress in 1996. (Mongol, Orange right-hand side next to The Prophet)

'Mohammed Splits the Moon', illustration taken from a "Falnameh," a sixteenth century Persian book of prophesies. Artist unknown; watercolor painting; Mohammed is the veiled figure on the right. Currently housed in The Saxon State Library, Dresden, Germany, part of an exhibition that was displayed at The Library of Congress in 1996. (Mongol, Orange right-hand side next to The Prophet)

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