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

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

ledecorquejadore:  Turkish lamp with glass pendants (via Ottoman Chandelier ♥ | Charming Detail (dekorasyon))

ledecorquejadore: Turkish lamp with glass pendants (via Ottoman Chandelier ♥ | Charming Detail (dekorasyon))

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

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

Ottoman dagger, 19th century, steel, gold, jade, ruby, emerald, diamond. L. 19 1/16 in. (48.4 cm); L. of blade 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm); W. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm); D. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm); Wt.14.3 oz. (405.4 g), Met Museum.

Ottoman dagger, 19th century, steel, gold, jade, ruby, emerald, diamond. L. 19 1/16 in. (48.4 cm); L. of blade 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm); W. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm); D. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm); Wt.14.3 oz. (405.4 g), Met Museum.

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

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

Beylerbeyi Palace Istanbul

Beylerbeyi Palace Istanbul

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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