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Featured Works of Art: Images 23–26

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Fragment of a kaftan back with peacock feather design

Fragment of a kaftan back with peacock feather design
Mid-16th century
Turkey, probably Istanbul
Silk, metal-wrapped thread; taqueté (seraser); 52 x 27 in. (132.1 x 68.6 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1952 (52.20.15)

Tughra (official signature) of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent (reigned 1520–66)

The lesson plan related to Art and Empire—The Ottoman Court features a sixteenth-century Tughra from Turkey.