THE

COSTUME OF TURKEY,

ILLUSTRATED BY A SERIES OF

ENGRAVINGS;

WITH

DESCRIPTIONS IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH.

Plate L

AN ICHLOGAN.

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İçoğlan, servant to the Sultan.
In Plate X. there was given the portrait of a Page of the Grand Signior. The present plate represents one of the Ichlogans, a body of young men, from whom the pages are selected. The nature of this institution has already been explained in the description of the before-mentioned plate. A great number of them are also brought up in the interior of the Seraglio, besides those in the suburb of Pera ; and the white eunuchs, to whose care they are entrusted, frequently treat them with the greatest severity.

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See an Enderun Dilsizi, Enderoun Houmayoun Dilcisi, Muet du Palais, Palace Mute (Page) in Elbicei Atika. Musée des Anciens Costumes Turcs de Constantinople, by Jean Brindesi, Paris, 1855
a Imperial mute "Mutus precipuus imperatoris" The "tongueless" (dilsiz) waited on the Sultan in council and were used for confidential commissions. Ralamb Costume Book, 1657
a Dilsis [dilsiz], ou sourd-muet de Grand Seigneur in Alexander III's album of Turkish Costume Paintings, 1867 - NYPL Digital Collections
and an Içoglani, or Page to the Sultan in Stratford Canning's Pictures of Turkey





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