Illustrations of Ottomans circa 1809 from

Stratford Canning's Pictures of Turkey
A Kulkethüdagasi or Commander of a Janissary Regiment

Physical description: A military officer in red, fur-trimmed robes, with an ostrich plume headdress, facing left.
Object: Watercolour
Place of origin: Istanbul, Turkey (Painted)
Date: about 1809 (Painted)
Artist/Maker: Anonymous Greek artist (Painter)
Marks and inscriptions: Numbered 8
Dimensions: Height: 32.3 cm, Width: 18.6 cm

A Kulkethüdagasi was a Commander of a Janissary Regiment.
Victoria and Albert Museum. Museum number: D.88-1895

[The Kul Kethüdası is equal 2nd in rank after the Janissary Ağa and commander of the Bölük Ortas.]
Source: État militaire ottoman depuis la fondation de l'Empire jusqu'a nos jours (1882) by A. Djevad Bey
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The Koul-Kéhaya or the Kéhaya-bey was in command of the Bölük Ortas. (Djevad Bey)
See a portrait of Mehmet Kâhya or Kul Kâhyasî, adjutant of the Aga, by Vanmour, early 18th century

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