Illustrations of Ottomans circa 1809 from

Stratford Canning's Pictures of Turkey
Zülüflü Baltacı

Sipahi Içoglani
Physical description: Official in a green robe with a wide belt, and a tall brown headdress
Object: Watercolour
Place of origin: Istanbul, Turkey (Painted)
Date: about 1809 (Painted)
Artist/Maker: Anonymous Greek artist (Painter)
Marks and inscriptions: Numbered 46
Dimensions: Height: 32.3 cm, Width: 18.6 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum. Museum number: D.88-1895

The braids hanging from his hat on each side of his face indicate he is a Baltacı of the type called Zülüflü (blinkered).
See a Zülüflü Baltacı in Costumes Orientaux Recueil de costumes et vêtements de l'Empire ottoman au 18e siècle owned by Joseph Gabriel Monnier.

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