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Illustration from:

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

SL.5258, Turkey, c.1620

Folio 27b. Silâhdar

Silâhdar, the official who had charge of the personal arms of the Sultan and who commanded his personal suite. The silâhdar stood behind the Sultan's throne holding his sword and accompanied him in procession and on campaign. Wearing a dark green kaftan with a pale blue lining and a silver and red kemer. Wearing the red janissary (yeniçeri) felt head-dress (börk) with a strip down the back and a gold brim.
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Registration number: 1928,0323,0.46.23 British Museum

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