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, Century, Iranian wootz steel blade, scabbard set with…

The Blue Mosque, Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul

The Blue Mosque, Turkey

The symphony of colors (Yeni Cami, Istanbul, Turkey) By: Vadim Arshavsky jen-meade: This blows me away! sericite: buddhabrot: hikenow:llbwwb: The symphony of colors (Yeni Cami, Istanbul) By: Vadim Arshavsky

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 century, exhibited in Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

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

Saber with Scabbard Date: century Culture: Turkish Medium: Steel, gold…

Ottoman Turk, 1880-1900.

By the the Ottoman Empire was already in serious decline - unlike this Turkish soldier's resplendent rug.

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.

Yeniçeri Savaşçı (Janissary Warrior) 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.

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

Portrait of Prince Abdurrahim Efendi, Son of Sultan Abdulhamid II, Fausto Zonaro.

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

Yeniçeri Börkü (Janissary Cap), the second half of the century. Museum of Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Müzesi), Baden Germany.

AN OTTOMAN ARCHER Bir Osmanlı Okçusu

An Ottoman Archer Soldier (Bir Osmanlı Okçu Asker)

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

An Ottoman steel Sword (yataghan) Turkey, dated AH AD

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