'The arms dealer'  by Charles Robertson  (British, 1844-1891)

'The arms dealer' by Charles Robertson (British, 1844-1891)

“Prayer in the Mosque” (detail) by Jean–Léon Gérôme(1824-1904).   Late-Ottoman era, Cairo, 1871.  Three different outfits: an Egyptian dignitary, and his two attendants: one in Turkish costume, the other in Albanian dress (with the half-long skirt-like garment, called ‘fustanella’ in Greece).  (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.).

“Prayer in the Mosque” (detail) by Jean–Léon Gérôme(1824-1904). Late-Ottoman era, Cairo, 1871. Three different outfits: an Egyptian dignitary, and his two attendants: one in Turkish costume, the other in Albanian dress (with the half-long skirt-like garment, called ‘fustanella’ in Greece). (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.).

Le prince arabe, Rudolf Ernst (1854-1932).

Le prince arabe, Rudolf Ernst (1854-1932).

Emil Rudolf Weiss (German, 1875 - 1942) "The merchant of oriental curiosities"

Emil Rudolf Weiss (German, 1875 - 1942) "The merchant of oriental curiosities"

A Nubian Guard, Rudolf Weisse 1869 - 1930 (not to be confused with the Swiss Orientalist painter Johann Rudolf Weiss, b.1846) was born in Usti (Aussig), Bohemia, a town on the banks of the Elbe. He studied at the Viennese Akademie der Bildenden Künste. He exhibited at the Salon in Paris between 1889 and 1927 and also showed paintings in Vienna, London, Bordeaux and Toulon. Weisse specialized in portraits and Orientalist views, chiefly street scenes in Cairo, which he must have visited.

A Nubian Guard, Rudolf Weisse 1869 - 1930 (not to be confused with the Swiss Orientalist painter Johann Rudolf Weiss, b.1846) was born in Usti (Aussig), Bohemia, a town on the banks of the Elbe. He studied at the Viennese Akademie der Bildenden Künste. He exhibited at the Salon in Paris between 1889 and 1927 and also showed paintings in Vienna, London, Bordeaux and Toulon. Weisse specialized in portraits and Orientalist views, chiefly street scenes in Cairo, which he must have visited.

Ottoman / Turkish bashi bazouk (irregular soldier), November      17, 1877, Illustrated London News.

Ottoman / Turkish bashi bazouk (irregular soldier), November 17, 1877, Illustrated London News.

Ottoman bichaq dagger, 19th century, steel, silver, ivory, coral, wood, L. with sheath 21 7/16 in. (54.5 cm); L. without sheath 19 7/16 in. (49.4 cm); W. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm); Wt. 12.7 oz. (360 g); Wt. of sheath 7.5 oz. (212.6 g), Met Museum,  Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Ottoman bichaq dagger, 19th century, steel, silver, ivory, coral, wood, L. with sheath 21 7/16 in. (54.5 cm); L. without sheath 19 7/16 in. (49.4 cm); W. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm); Wt. 12.7 oz. (360 g); Wt. of sheath 7.5 oz. (212.6 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

The Athenaeum - Bashi-Bazouks Playing Chess (Charles Bargue - )

The Athenaeum - Bashi-Bazouks Playing Chess (Charles Bargue - )

Ottoman leather weapons belt (selahlik / silahlik) worn throughout the Ottoman Empire, made from layers of leather containing slips to hold a yatagan sword and other weapons.

Ottoman leather weapons belt (selahlik / silahlik) worn throughout the Ottoman Empire, made from layers of leather containing slips to hold a yatagan sword and other weapons.

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