COSTUME OF TURKEY,
ILLUSTRATED BY A SERIES OF
DESCRIPTIONS IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH.
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Kapıcıbaşı, in his common dress.
IN Plate III. there is given a representation of two Capidji Bachis in their dress of ceremony. The present plate shews one of the same officers in his common dress. They are the private officers of the Sultan, and enjoy very advantageous and lucrative situations. They are sometimes raised to the dignity of a Pacha with two tails. The Capidja Bachi must be distinguished from the Capidji, the latter being only common porters, who attend at the exterior gates of the palace.
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See also Kapıcılar Kâhyası in Ottoman illustrations in albums wearing similar costume to the above Capidji Bachi
A Capidji Baschi in Elbicei Atika. Musée des Anciens Costumes Turcs de Constantinople, by Jean Brindesi, 1855
For Kapıcı see a Capugi in De gli habiti antichi, e moderni di diverse parti del mondo libri due by Cesare Vecellio, 1590
a Doorkeeper "Capicij" in the Ralamb Costume Book, 1657
a kapici, gate-keeper in Peter Mundy's Album, "A briefe relation of the Turckes, their kings, Emperors, or Grandsigneurs, their conquests, religion, customes, habbits, etc", Istanbul 1618, British Museum
and a Capidgi in Galanterieen der Türken (Gallantries of the Turks) by Christian Wilhelm Kindleben, 1783