Illustrations of Ottomans circa 1809 from
Stratford Canning's Pictures of Turkey
Silâhdar Aga, or sword bearer to the Sultan



Physical description: An official in a red and gold robe, with a very tall headdress, carrying a sword on his shoulder
Object: Watercolour
Place of origin: Istanbul, Turkey (Painted)
Date: about 1809 (Painted)
Artist/Maker: Anonymous Greek artist (Painter)
Marks and inscriptions: Numbered 38 Inscribed on back in pencil Sword-Bearer to the Grand Signior
Dimensions: Height: 32.3 cm, Width: 18.6 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum. Museum number: D.60-1895



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