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  • Portrait of Sultan Ahmet I (r. 1603–17), Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), early 17th century
    Turkey
    Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; page: 13 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (34.3 x 22.2 cm), mat: 19 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. (48.9 x 36.2 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1944 (44.30)

    This painting is one of a series that seems originally to have been collected or perhaps even painted for one particular album. Only one of the portraits has an inscription identifying the ruler represented (Sultan Selim); the others, like this one, have a cartouche at the top of the miniature which perhaps was meant to contain an inscription. The sultan is represented alone without any assisting figures, seated on a carpet in a room with tile decoration, depicted in the typical fashion of the late sixteenth-century Turkish school.

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  • Portrait of Sultan Ahmet I (r. 1603–17), Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), early 17th century
    Turkey
    Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; page: 13 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (34.3 x 22.2 cm), mat: 19 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. (48.9 x 36.2 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1944 (44.30)

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