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Brazier of Sultan al-Malik al-Muzaffar Shams al-Din Yusuf ibn 'Umar

Braziers served as portable grills and heaters. The lionheaded knobs with rings provided receptacles for handles to transport the heated unit, while the confronted dragon heads on each side functioned as spit b... more

Panels from Sultan Lajin's Minbar at the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, Cairo

Before becoming sultan, Husam al-Din Lajin spent a year in hiding at the dilapidated Ibn Tulun Mosque. He vowed to renovate the mosque someday, and an enormous minbar was the result, dismantled in the late 19th... more

Tray Made for the Rasulid Sultan al-Mu'ayyad Da'ud ibn Yusuf

A sultan from Yemen commissioned this tray, which includes his name and titles in a large band surrounding a central medallion with the twelve signs of the zodiac and personifications of the seven planets of me... more

Ablutions Basin of Yemeni Sultan al-Mujahid Sayf al-Din 'Ali

Although commissioned for a Rasulid sultan of Yemen, this basin reflects prevailing tastes of early fourteenth century Cairo and was clearly produced there or in Damascus, where comparable pieces were created. ... more

Mosque Lamp of Sultan Barquq

As the ambitious design on this lamp demonstrates, by the late fourteenth century, glassmakers had resolved the difficulty of applying enamel to the underside of their vessels and continued their pursuit of eve... more

Section from a Quran Manuscript

Ibrahim Sultan (1394–1435), grandson of Timur and governor of Shiraz, was a patron of the book arts and an accomplished calligrapher in his own right. This Qur'an manuscript, executed in an elegant naskh script... more

Section from a Quran Manuscript

Ibrahim Sultan (1394–1435), grandson of Timur and governor of Shiraz, was a patron of the book arts and an accomplished calligrapher in his own right. This Qur'an manuscript, executed in an elegant naskh script... more

Basin of Sultan Qaytbay

The reign of Sultan Qaitbay (1468–96), the last great Mamluk sultan, briefly revitalized the declining metalwork industry, but not to the heights of fourteenth century production. The repoussé work that creates... more

Shirt of Mail and Plate of Al-Ashraf Sayf ad-Din Qaitbay (ca. 1416/18–1496), 18th Burji Mamluk Sultan of Egypt

Sultan Qaitbay (1416/18–1496) was one of the longest reigning Mamluk rulers of Egypt and a great patron of architecture. He is perhaps best remembered for building and renovating many mosques, shrines, citadels... more

Medal: Sultan Mehmed II

A portrait of Sultan Mehmed II of Turkey (1430 – 1481),the Conqueror, is on the obverse, and a chariot drawn bytwo horses and led by Mars, abducting Greece,Trebizond, and Asia, decorates the reverse. The medalw... more

Portrait medal of Sultan Mehmed II (obverse); a Triumphal Chariot (reverse)

Bertoldo based this likeness on a medal by the Venetian artist Gentile Bellini, who had also painted the Ottoman sultan’s portrait. Mehmed favored Italian medalists, perceiving their art form as a way to emphas... more

Medal: Sultan Mehmed II

Costanzo da Ferrara was both a painter and a medalist who was primarily active in Naples. Costanzo was called to Istanbul to paint a portrait of the Sultan Mehmed II of Turkey (1430–1481) probably between 1475... more

Sulaiman the Magnificent, Sultan of Turkey (1520–1566)

After he captured Belgrade in 1521, and the kingdom of Hungary in 1526 and laid siege to Vienna in 1529, the Ottoman sultan Süleyman the Magnificent (r. 1520–66) achieved international fame and notoriety. Like ... more

"Sultan Sanjar and the Old Woman", Folio 17 from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami

This folio is from a lavishly illustrated copy of the Khamsa (Quintet) by the poet Nizami. The calligrapher of this manuscript, Sultan Muhammad Nur, is known to have worked in Herat during the reign of the Timu... more

Medal: Sultan Süleyman I

The obverse presents a portrait of the Turkish Sultan Süleyman I, “the Magnificent” (1496–1566). The reverse has been turned down on the lathe, which is somewhat uncommon; the youthful appearance of the sultan ... more

Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent Wearing the Jewel-Studded Helmet

The magnificent four-tiered helmet that Suleyman wears was the centerpiece of a group of jeweled regalia produced by Venetian goldsmiths in conjunction with German entrepreneurs to sell to the Ottoman ruler. Mo... more

Procession of Sultan Süleyman through the Atmeidan from the frieze Ces Moeurs et fachons de faire de Turcz (Customs and Fashions of the Turks)

Before the panorama of the city of Constantinople, a lengthy procession is depicted winding its way toward the minareted Fatih ("Conqueror") Mosque on the left horizon. It houses the tomb of Sultan Mehmed II, t... more

Tughra (Official Signature) of Sultan Süleiman the Magnificent (r. 1520–66)

The Ottoman tughra is a calligraphic emblem of the sultan's authority that was included in all official documents, such as firmans (royal decrees), endowment papers, correspondence, and coins. Used by the first... more

Tughra (Official Signature) of Sultan Süleiman the Magnificent (r. 1520–66)

A tughra is a stylized royal seal and signature applied by the Ottoman sultans to every royal edict. Different types were used by the early rulers. Suleiman the Magnificent (r. 1520–66) introduced a standard ca... more

Suleiman II., Sultan der Türkei

Stecher: Lorichs, Melchior Radierer: Lorichs, Melchior

Suleiman II., Sultan der Türkei

Radierer: Lorichs, Melchior Stecher: Lorichs, Melchior

Mohammed III., Sultan der Türkei

Stecher: Custos, Dominicus Datierung: 1565 / 1612 faktischer Entstehungsort: Augsburg

Suleiman II., Sultan der Türkei

Stecher: Custos, Dominicus Datierung: 1565 / 1612

Suleiman II., Sultan der Türkei

Stecher: Custos, Dominicus Datierung: 1565 / 1612

Bajazet I., Sultan der Türkei

Formschneider: Stimmer, Tobias

Mohammed III., Sultan der Türkei

Radierer: Sibmacher, Johann Stecher: Sibmacher, Johann Datierung: 1581 / 1611

"Meeting between Babur and Sultan 'Ali Mirza near Samarqand", Folio from a Baburnama (The Book of Babur)

The memoirs of Babur, founder of the Mughal Empire and descendant of Timur, were translated from the original Turki into Persian under the patronage of Babur’s grandson Akbar, who held a strong interest in the ... more

Murad III., Sultan der Türkei

Stecher: Hoef, ? Verleger: Jo. B., ? (1593)

Mohammed III., Sultan der Türkei

Verleger: Custos, Dominicus Datierung: 1595 / 1612

Mohammed III., Sultan der Türkei

Stecher: Ullrich, Heinrich Datierung: 1595 / 1621

Mohammed III., Sultan der Türkei

Stecher: Ullrich, Heinrich Datierung: 1595 / 1621

Mohammed III., Sultan der Türkei

Verleger: Custos, Dominicus Inventor?: Wickgram, Georg

Mohammed III., Sultan der Türkei

Verleger: Custos, Dominicus Datierung: 1595 / 1612

Murad II., Sultan der Osmanen

Stecher: Bry, Theodor de

Bajazet II., Sultan der Türkei

Stecher: Bry, Johann Theodor de

Suleiman II., Sultan der Türkei

Stecher: Bry, Theodor de

Murad II., Sultan der Osmanen

Stecher: Bry, Theodor de

Mohammed II., Sultan der Türkei

Stecher: Bry, Johann Theodor de

Bajazet II., Sultan der Türkei

Formschneider: Stimmer, Tobias

Suleiman II., Sultan der Türkei

Formschneider: Stimmer, Tobias

Suleiman II., Sultan der Türkei

Stecher: Bry, Theodor de

Selim I., der Strenge Sultan der Türkei

Formschneider: Stimmer, Tobias

Mohammed II., Sultan der Türkei

Stecher: Bry, Johann Theodor de

Mohammed I., Sultan der Türkei

Stecher: Bry, Theodor de

Mohammed II., Sultan der Türkei

Stecher: Bry, Theodor de

"Sultan Bayazid before Timur", Folio from an Akbarnama (History of Akbar)

This is a single leaf from a now dispersed Akbarnama. In this enthronement scene, Timur sits on a platform throne while the vanquished Ottoman sultan Bayazid sits humbly before him. Painting by Dharam Das Made ... more

Portrait of Sultan Ahmet I (r. 1603–17)

The Ottoman interest in royal portraiture expressed itself in the production of illustrated manuscripts and albums containing images of the succession of sultans. This painting, from an album containing a serie... more

Portrait of Sultan Mustafa I (r. 1617–18; 1622–23)

There are no known pictures of Mustafa painted during his lifetime and this small image appears as part of a later tradition of depicting the Ottoman sultans in series. Contemporary written descriptions of the ... more

Suleiman II., Sultan der Türkei

unbekannter Künstler Datierung: 1601 / 1750

Achmet III., Sultan der Türkei

unbekannter Künstler Datierung: 1601 / vermutlich 1700

Murad II., Sultan der Osmanen

unbekannter Künstler Datierung: 1601 / 1750

Suleiman II., Sultan der Türkei

unbekannter Künstler Datierung: 1601 / 1750