Ottoman Illustrations of Soldiers from the
Süleymanname of 1558
Manuscript Hazine 1517.
The Süleymanname is an illustrated book of Sultan Suleiman I's life and achievements. In 65 scenes the miniature paintings are decorated with gold, depicting battles, receptions, hunts and sieges. The original is in the Topkapi Palace Museum.

Suleiman the Magnificent's Culus (Enthronement) Ceremony
The Siege of Rhodes, 1522
Sultan Suleiman during the Siege of Rhodes, 1522
Rounding up captives at the siege of Rhodes, 1522
The king of Hungary, Lajos II, in council before the Battle of Mohacs, 1526
Sultan Suleiman during the Battle of Mohacs, 1526
Single Combat at the battle of Mohacs, 1526
The Deli Sinan fighting against the Hungarian Eugene, 1526
Ottoman Sultan Suleiman gives the Holy Crown of Hungary to King János Szapolyai
Kalender Çelebi's Rebellion, Karaçayir, 1527
Execution of Prisoners by Elephant, Belgrade
Janissary Recruitment in the Balkans
The Akinci leader Turhan Bey brings an opponent of high rank down with a lasso
Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent receives Barbarossa, 1533
Akinci or Deli with lance and sword, fur hat and animal skin, 1540
Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent during the Siege of Estolnibelgrad in Hungary, 1543
Süleyman hunting with Selim, Aleppo, 1553
Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent during the campaign on Nachivan in the South Caucasus, 1554
Suleiman the Magnificent receives a Persian Ambassador
Suleiman the Magnificent giving audience




Ottoman Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers in the 15th to 19th Centuries















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