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Illustrations of Ottomans circa 1809 from

Stratford Canning's Pictures of Turkey
Ascibasi, or Commander of the Janisseries in ceremonial dress

Physical description: An Official in a very elaborate uniform, hung with chains and metal plates, wearing a Janissery's headdress
Object: Watercolour
Place of origin: Istanbul, Turkey (Painted)
Date: about 1809 (Painted)
Artist/Maker: Anonymous Greek artist (Painter)
Marks and inscriptions: Numbered 29 Inscribed on the back in pencil A Janissary in Ceremonial dress
Dimensions: Height: 32.3 cm, Width: 18.6 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum. Museum number: D.88-1895

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