- Museum number
- Series: The Habits of the Grand Signor's Court
Muteferrika; single-page painting mounted on album folio. A muteferrika wearing a slate-blue kaftan lined with a brown and white striped fur over a silver robe with a red design, yellow shoes and a flat-topped headdress. Inscribed. Album contains 124 paintings of Turkish sultans and court officials.
Ink and opaque watercolour on paper. Album bound in green leather with pages of Persian paper, according to inscription. Page edges gilded with gold.
- Production date
- 1620 (circa)
Height: 21.30 centimetres (manuscript)
Height: 20.70 centimetres (page)
Thickness: 3.80 centimetres (manuscript)
Width: 16.30 centimetres (manuscript)
Width: 13.70 centimetres (page)
- Curator's comments
A müteferrika was one of the elite group in the palace service, formed from the sons of paşas and vasal lords, who dealt with petty offences.
See 1928,0323,0.46 .1-.122 for all folios included in this album.
For spine and front matter inscriptions, see 1928,0323,0.46.1.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Transferred from the British Library.
- Middle East
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: SL.5258