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
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.
Late-Ottoman 'kilij', century, wootz steel blade ( visible in the groove) with 4 cartouches of koranic verses, iron mounts and spiral stiched leather scabbard decorated en suite with gold koftgari foliages and volutes, horn grip (possibly rhino horn).