Beylerbeyi Palace Istanbul a little much for my taste but oriental art i have to admire

The Beylerbeyi Palace Beylerbeyi meaning "Lord of Lords" is located in the Beylerbeyi neighbourhood of Istanbul, Turkey at the Asian side of the Bosphorus. An Imperial Ottoman summer residence built in the it is now situated immediately north of t

Konya - whirling dervishes- “We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust” ~ Rumi

Whirling Dervishes in Konya, Central Anatolia, Turkey - “We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust” Rumi

SWORD (YATAGAN) WITH SCABBARD, 18th century. Turkish. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Collection of Giovanni P. Morosini, presented by his daughter, Giulia, 1932 (32.75.261a, b) #sword

Single-edged blade that curves slightly inward and by a hilt with no guard and two flared wings at the pommel. Date: dated Culture: Anatolian or Balkan Medium: Steel, silver, gold, coral.

Beylerbeyi Palace Istanbul

Beylerbeyi Palace Istanbul, a palaces in Turkey Beylerbeyi Palace, located in Istanbul and in Beylerbeyi palace was built between by Sultan Abdulaziz architect Sarkis Balyan.

Ottoman dagger,19th century, steel, jade, gold, emerald, diamond, ruby. L. with sheath 22 1/4 in. (56.5 cm); L. without sheath 20 3/4 in. (52.7 cm); L. of blade 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm); W. 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm); D. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm); Wt. 14 oz. (396.9 g); Wt. of sheath 9.7 oz (275 g), Met Museum.

The gems and embedded stones show a wealth and complexity. They make the blade feel ceremonial.

Dolmabahce Palace - I saw this on my trip to Istanbul, but we weren't allowed to take pictures.

Dolmabahçe Palace located in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, Turkey, on the European coastline of the Bosphorus strait, served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1856 to apart from a interval in which Yıldız Palace was used.

Ottoman dagger, 19th century, steel, gold, jade, diamond, sapphire, ruby, emerald, L. with sheath 17 9/16 in. (44.6 cm); L. without sheath 15 15/16in. (40.5 cm); L. of blade 11 3/16 in. (28.4 cm); W. 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm); D. 3/4 in. (1.9 cm); Wt. 9.7 oz. (275 g); Wt. of sheath 5.3 oz (150.3 g), Met Museum.

Ottoman dagger, 19th century, steel, gold, jade, diamond, sapphire, ruby, emerald, L. with sheath 17 9/16 in. (44.6 cm); L. without sheath 15 15/16in. (40.5 cm); L. of blade 11 3/16 in. (28.4 cm); W. 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm); D. 3/4 in. (1.9 cm); Wt. 9.7 oz. (275 g); Wt. of sheath 5.3 oz (150.3 g), Met Museum.

Chichak (End of 17th Century CE Ottoman Armor) | Steel, copper, leather, velvet and silk

Ottoman type chichak helmet, end of century, steel, copper, leather…

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