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Paintings by Jean-Baptiste Vanmour (Van Mour), 1671-1737

Baş Çavuş

De Tchavouch Bachi


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De Tchavouch Bachi, opperheraut, commandant van de boodschappers van de sultan en luitenant van de grootvizier in zijn hoedanigheid van rechter, tevens overste van het detachement dat de buitenlandse gezanten op hun tocht naar de audiëntie van de sultan vergezelt. Staande, ten voeten uit, op de achtergrond een balustrade en tuin.

The Baş Çavuş, chief herald, commander of the messengers of the sultan and lieutenant of the Grand Vizier in his capacity as judge, also commander of the detachment that accompanies foreign envoys on their journey to the audience with the Sultan. Standing, full length, in the background a balustrade and garden.

Source: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, the museum of the Netherlands

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