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Maps of Ottoman Empire from foundation (1299) to the peak point (1699) Ottomans achieved 400 years of continuous growth and expanded the boundaries to every possible direction. You may have information about notable Ottoman Sultans and their periods.


Ottoman shamshir, 19th Century, Iranian wootz steel blade, scabbard set with gold, diamonds, emeralds and pearls, jade handle, a ceremonial sword, used for an investiture ceremony, a perfect symbol of the luxury, extravagance and workmanship in the Ottoman Empire, said to have been made in 1876 for the investiture of the Ottoman sultan Murad V (reigned May 30–August 31, 1876). He suffered a nervous breakdown before the ceremony and was deposed and imprisioned until his death in 1904.


Ottoman Empire armor belonging to Sultan Mustafa III consisting of migfer (helmet), zirah (mail shirt), mail trousers, kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), shamshir (sabre), decorated with gold and encrusted with jewels, 18th century, exhibited in the Imperial Treasury of Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey...

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Scent bottle

Glass Sprinkler Turkey 1600-1800 This narrow-necked bottle was used to sprinkle rose water or other scented liquids on to the hands of guests. Very little is known about Ottoman glass production before 1800, and this is a rare example that survives complete.