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SPLENDORS OF THE OTTOMAN SULTANS. Nurhan Atasoy. Cook Convention Center, Memphis, 1992. Organized by Wonders: The Memphis International Cultural Series in association with Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Turkey. Published in association with Lithograph Publishing Company, Memphis. 272 pp. with 288 col. ills. 31 x 23 cm. LC 92-13214 In English.
Documenting an impressive array of works selected to illuminate the public and personal lives of the sultans who ruled the Ottoman Empire from the 14th to the 20th century, this catalogue features excellent color reproductions of nearly 300 objects drawn mainly from Istanbul's Topkapi Palace Museum, including ceremonial garments and other regalia, furniture, weapons, ceramics, metalwork, manuscripts and musical instruments. An introductory overview of the history of the Ottoman dynasty prefaces texts on court life and on the sultan's roles as statesman, military leader and patron of the arts.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Near and Middle East/Islamic Art (Traditional) — Turkey
Plans: 01,06,07,17
Worldwide Number: 023552
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