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Sultanate of Women (Turkish: Kadınlar Saltanatı) was the nearly period during the and centuries when the women of the Imperial Harem of the Ottoman Empire exerted extraordinary.

Османские принцессы 20-го века

Османские принцессы 20-го века

Üç kıtadan 12 Osmanlı prensesi

Üç kıtadan 12 Osmanlı prensesi

Turkish lady  Jean-Baptiste Vanmour (Van Mour), 1671-1737

Turkish lady, painting by Jean-Baptiste Vanmour (Van Mour),

Ömer Faruk Efendi ile Sabiha Sultan İlk Evlatları Neslişah Sultan İle Birlikte

Sabiha Sultan Omar Faruk Efendi, together with the first Sons Neslişah Sultan

With no words this sums up the childfree life.

Koren Shadmi on life stages

Portrait of Emetullah Rabia Gülnuş Sultan, Valide Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, 1695-1715. She was the last imperial concubine to be legally married to an Ottoman Sultan.

The Imperial Harem of the Ottoman Empire: More than Just Beautiful Women

Portrait of Emetullah Rabia Gülnuş Sultan, Valide Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, She was the last imperial concubine to be legally married to an Ottoman Sultan.

Osman Osmanoğlu ve Ailesi

19 Şaşırtıcı Maddede Gerçek Osmanlı Torunları

Osman Osmanoğlu ve Ailesi

During the 16th and 17th centuries, there was a period of about 130 years when the Ottoman Empire was ruled or greatly influenced by the women of the harem. This period is called the Sultanate of Women and the reasons for their influence were the same as in many other countries of the time. The Emperors were either minors, incompetent to rule, or simply had great respect for their mothers as in the case of Suleiman the Magnificent and his mother Ayşe Hafsa Sultan.

To compare with the other portraits of Mirimah Sultan. Likely not an accurate representation.

Cat in Harem, Constantinople  John Frederick Lewis (British 1804-1876)

Cat in Harem, Constantinople John Frederick Lewis (British 1804-1876)

Jean Léon Gérôme - The Tryst,  c.1840 Style: Orientalism Media: oil, panel Dimensions: 32.5 x 55.1 cm Location: Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO, US

Jean_Léon_Gérôme_-_The_Tryst_(interior).jpg Algrian woman from Algiers

934073_398354123613752_1187375931_nBy Paul Alexandre Alfred Leroy ...

THE MUSICAL INTERLUDE Paul Alexandre Alfred Leroy (Paris, was a French Orientalist painter. He spent his childhood in Odessa, which gave him his interest in the East.

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