Gift from Queen Victoria to the Dolmabakce Palace in Istanbul, the largest chandelier in the world, it weights 4 tons.

Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, Turkey : Photos, History and Guide

The largest chandelier in the world AND IT'S PINK! Gift from Queen Victoria to the Dolmabakce Palace in Istanbul, the largest chandelier in the world, it weights 4 tons. I have a thing for chandeliers

"Qudshu" Gold Pendant. 1300 BCE. From Uluburun Shipwreck, Southwestern Turkey.

Late Bronze Age, ca. Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, Turkey. Pendant with Nude Female, Gold – Uluburun shipwreck.

Constantinople (Istanbul), 1422

Constantinople

Map of Constantinople (modern Istanbul), designed in 1422 by Florentine cartographer Cristoforo Buondelmonti; the oldest surviving map of the city, and the only surviving map which predates the Turkish conquest of Constantinople in

A Turkish thirteenth-century bronze door handle in the form of dragons; here, they are positive symbols, intended to ward off evil. (The David Collection)

♅ Detailed Doors to Drool Over ♅ art photographs of door knockers, hardware & portals - Turkish thirteenth-century bronze door handle in the form of dragons (The David Collection)

Turkey: Ancient language discovered, dating back 2500 years to the Assyrian Empire — World Archaeology

Unknown language found stamped in ancient clay tablet In deciphering the tablet seen above, John MacGinnis of the University of Cambridge found that many of the names on the list are not from any currently known ancient language.

Jean-Leon Gerome Painting III

"A Moorish Bath" (aka "Turkish Woman Bathing") by Jean-Léon Gérôme

Iznik Tile - Designs of Iznik pottery combined traditional Ottoman arabesque patterns with Chinese elements, this was a result of the patronage by the Ottoman court in Istanbul who greatly valued Chinese blue-and-white porcelain.

Tile about Turkish (Iznik) The Iznik tiles of the second half of the…

Tile  about 1575-1600  Turkish (Iznik)    The Iznik tiles of the second half of the sixteenth century are justly famous for their bright tomato-red color, which together with black, blue, turquoise, and green were painted in underglaze colors on the flawless white ground.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Tile about Turkish (Iznik) Glazed pottery, x 25 cm Genre: Islamic Art, Decorative Arts Location: Spanish Cloister

1648: Six-year-old Mehmed IV becomes Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

Six-year-old Mehmed IV becomes Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

Fritware tile panel, painted in blue, turquoise, and moss green under a transparent glaze. Turkey, Iznik; c. 1540

Fritware tile panel, painted in blue, turquoise, and moss green under a transparent glaze Turkey, Iznik; 1540 H: W: 79 cm

İznik çinisi (tile) Rüstem Paşa Camisi, Architect Sinan, 1561, İstanbul

İznik çinisi (tile) Rüstem Paşa Camisi, Architect Sinan, 1561, İstanbul

Turkish Bath or Moorish Bath (Two Women) :: Jean-Leon Gerome

Bain turc ou Bain maure (deux femmes) (Turkish Bath or Moorish Bath (Two Women)) by Jean-Leon Gerome

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