Monday, August 18, 2008

Ottoman Figures #1

19th century anonymous figures from ottoman social lifeThese watercolor on paper figures are so cute that I almost thought of adding a dedicated category for them. Most are by anonymous artists, possibly due to religious restrictions of the era. In this work of 19th century we see an Ottoman sultan, şeyhülislam (the chief religious official in the Ottoman Empire) and a hewer.

Dimensions: 22x14 cm each
Priced: $ 2,800

Unable to learn if it was sold.

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