Illustration from:

Hans Sloan's Album, "The Habits of the Grand Signor's Court"

SL.5258, Turkey, c.1620

Folio 69b. Davulcu

Davulcu. A mehtar drummer. Wearing wide turban but no plume, blue kaftan, brown robe, red trousers and yellow ankle boots. The drum is slung round his neck by a red cord. Two types of drumsticks, a straight white one and a curved stick.
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Registration number: 1928,0323,0.46.64 British Museum

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