Thursday, June 9, 2022

Crimean Tatar figures from Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek

 Salvete Omnes,

at the Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek digital collections there are various Ottoman illuminated manuscripts from the XVI-XVIII centuries.
One of them is - Figurae 294 colorite che rappresentano le cariche, le professioni ecc. della citt… di Constantinopoli e di varie nazioni barbare colla descrizione. Vol. II. painted circa 1700-1730AD, and with a handwritten notes in Italian.
I 'corralled' Crimean Tatar figures from this collection -
from the Khan or the ruler to the lowest warrior 

Galga/Gałga  aka  nuradin-soltan


warriors and all

and in addition a water carrier for the Janissary Corps


thanks to Serge Shamenkov aka Rogala for providing the link to this collection - :)


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