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

Emily would love this piece because it is the study of the moon and stars with Ottoman people miniature picture from century. This a type of Istanbul portrait.

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

A fanciful gold leaf ark with private port holes for the animals is portrayed in this century Turkish miniature painted on a page from a century Islamic manuscript.

Sultan's caftan    silk caftan from 16th century (Museum Topkapi, Istanbul)

Sultan's caftan silk caftan from century (Museum Topkapi, Istanbul)

Turkish Miniature Painting. "The Sultans watching dancers and comedians in the Hippodrome" (1703-30)

From the 1720 Surname-i Vehbi by Levni, who died in The dancers in the long skirts are köçek, young males, whose entaris are tucked into their skirts.

A copy of Jami’s Yusuf wa Zulaykha  Central Asia, Bukhara; 1684, Miniature  A style was developed under the Sunni Shaybanids and Janids in Bukhara in the 16th and 17th century that differed to some extent from that of Safavid Iran, and in the 17th century, the influence of Mughal India was tangible.

Miniature from a copy of Jami’s Yusuf wa Zulaykha Central Asia, Bukhara; 1095 H = Miniature: × cm The David Collection - Copenhagen

Serap Derinkök

Serap Derinkök EGG says not sure who this is or if this is modern, which I suspect it is. Looks quilted but still beautiful.

A copy of Jami’s Yusuf wa Zulaykha  Central Asia, Bukhara; 1095 H = 1683-1684

Miniature from a copy of Jami’s Yusuf wa Zulaykha Central Asia, Bukhara; 1095 H = Miniature: × cm The David Collection - Copenhagen

Miniature art & Illustration: Freedom....~painter: Merve Karlı

Miniature art & Illustration: Freedom....~painter: Merve Karlı

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f4/Taqi_al_din.jpg

Ottoman astronomers at work around Taqī al-Dīn at the Istanbul Observatory. The words taswir or nakish were used to define the art of miniature painting in Ottoman Turkish. The studios the artists worked in were called Nakkashanes.

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