Ottoman Empire

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Ottoman shamshir, 19th Century,  Iranian wootz steel blade, scabbard set with gold, diamonds, emeralds and pearls, jade handle, a ceremonial sword, used for an investiture ceremony, a perfect symbol of the luxury, extravagance and workmanship in the Ottoman Empire, said to have been made in 1876 for the investiture of the Ottoman sultan Murad V (reigned May 30–August 31, 1876). He suffered a nervous breakdown before the ceremony and was deposed and imprisioned until his death in 1904.

Ottoman shamshir, 19th Century, Iranian wootz steel blade, scabbard set with gold, diamonds, emeralds and pearls, jade handle, a ceremonial sword, used for an investiture ceremony, a perfect symbol of the luxury, extravagance and workmanship in the Ottoman Empire, said to have been made in 1876 for the investiture of the Ottoman sultan Murad V (reigned May 30–August 31, 1876). He suffered a nervous breakdown before the ceremony and was deposed and imprisioned until his death in 1904.

The Blue Mosque, Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul

The Blue Mosque, Turkey

The Blue Mosque, Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul

Ottoman Empire armor belonging to Sultan Mustafa III consisting of migfer (helmet), zirah (mail shirt), mail trousers, kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), shamshir (sabre), decorated with gold and encrusted with jewels, 18th century, exhibited in the Imperial Treasury of Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey.

Ottoman Empire armor belonging to Sultan Mustafa III consisting of migfer (helmet), zirah (mail shirt), mail trousers, kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), shamshir (sabre), decorated with gold and encrusted with jewels, 18th century, exhibited in the Imperial Treasury of Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey.

Saber, 19th century; Ottoman period Turkish Steel, gold, diamonds, emeralds, pearls

Saber, 19th century; Ottoman period Turkish Steel, gold, diamonds, emeralds, pearls

Ottoman Turk, 1880-1900.

Ottoman Turk, 1880-1900.

This a picture of a janissary warrior. They are fierce warriors who form the front offensive line of the army of the Ottoman Empire. These jannisaries are known to be an unbeatable force and loyal only to the sultan.

This a picture of a janissary warrior. They are fierce warriors who form the front offensive line of the army of the Ottoman Empire. These jannisaries are known to be an unbeatable force and loyal only to the sultan.

Turkey, 16th Century.  Ottoman Empire.  Steel with gilt studs, engraved and open work design.

Turkey, 16th Century. Ottoman Empire. Steel with gilt studs, engraved and open work design.

Prince Abulalrhman the son of Sultan Abdualhameed the last of Ottoman Empire Rulers

Prince Abulalrhman the son of Sultan Abdualhameed the last of Ottoman Empire Rulers

Janissary cap, the second half of the 17th century. Museum of Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Müzesi), Baden Germany.

Janissary cap, the second half of the 17th century. Museum of Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Müzesi), Baden Germany.

Ottoman Yataghan Sword.       Dated AH 1220/ AD 1805-6. | Copyright © 2014 Bonhams

Ottoman Yataghan Sword. Dated AH 1220/ AD 1805-6. | Copyright © 2014 Bonhams

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