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Chapter Two: Art and Empire—The Ottoman Court

Tile with floral and cloud-band design

Tile with floral and cloud-band design. About 1578. Turkey, Iznik

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • identify the visual qualities and functions of objects produced under Ottoman patronage
  • understand the role of the Ottoman court workshops in generating a unified dynastic visual language, seen across a range of media, that spread throughout the empire