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Illustrations of Ottomans circa 1809 from
Stratford Canning's Pictures of Turkey
A Solak or Kulkethüdagasi
Physical description: Portrait of a Turkish official in full ceremonial robes and elaborate feathered headdress, walking to right.
Place of origin: Istanbul, Turkey (Painted)
Date: about 1809 (Painted)
Artist/Maker: Anonymous Greek artist (Painter)
Marks and inscriptions: Numbered 5
Dimensions: Height: 32.3 cm, Width: 18.6 cm
A Solak was the name given to one of the Sultan's guards who wore the distinctive ostrich plume headdress. He may have been a Kulkethüdagasi or a colonel of a Janissary regiment.
Victoria and Albert Museum. Museum number: D.88-1895
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