A Janissary officer.
Ottoman empire infantry.
THROUCHOUT the whole extent of the Muslim empire the military government forms the basis of the constitution. Each individual, with the exception of the ministers of religion, may be considered as as soldier, who is always ready to take up arms and march under the banner of the Prophet. And we may indeed consider the whole nation as a large armed body, of which the Sultan is the generalissimo.
The Muslim soldiers are divided into two classes: the Spahis, or cavalry, and the Janissaries, or infantry. The latter are dispersed throughout the different parts of the empire, and although they have their different officers, and constantly receive pay like regular troops, yet they follow other trades and professions. This plate represents an under officer of Janissaries in his common dress.
Source: The costume of Turkey by Octavian Dalvimart.
- THE CAPTAIN PASHA. Kaptan Pasha (Ottoman قاپودان پاشا; also Kaptanpaşa / کاپیتان پاشا; Kapudan i Derya / قاپودان دریا Kaptan-i Derya / کاپیتان دریا) was the highest military rank of the Ottoman Navy.
- A TARTAR. Tatar man from Crimea.
- A SULTANA, OR KADDIN of the Imperial Harem. One of the Sultan’s favorite women.
- THE GRAND VIZIER. The Supreme Vizier or Grand Vizier (Wazir-e Azam and Sadr Azam) was in several Muslim countries, the Prime Minister appointed by the rulers and hence the second man in the state, especially in the realms of Seljuk, Ghaznavid, the Ottoman Empire, the Safavid and Mughal Empire.
- BOSTANDJI BACHl. Bostancı başı, official of the Sublime Gate.
- A TURKISH LADY IN HER WEDDING DRESS.
- AN ATTENDANT OF THE HAREM OF THE GRAND SIGNIOR. Attendant responsible for order in the Sultan’s Harem.
- STOOL-BEARER TO THE GRAND SIGNIOR. Stool bearer to the Sultan (in charge of guarding and carrying the Sultan’s riding stool).
- A GREEK SAILOR in the service of the Sultan.
- THE CONFECTIONER TO THE PALACE. Chief confectioner to the Sultan.
- THE CHIEF USHER TO THE GRAND SEIGNIOR.
- AN ICHLOGAN. İçoğlan, servant to the Sultan.
- A TCHOCADAR. Servant to affluent Ottoman house.
- A BOSNIAC. Muslim man of Bosnia.
- A SPAHI. Member of the Ottoman irregular cavalry.
- A MEMBER OF THE DIVAN. Higher-ranking Ottoman administrative official, member of the Divan (high governmental body).
- SWORD-BEARER TO THE GRAND SIGNIOR. Silahdar Aga, sword bearer to the Sultan.
- A MEVLEVI TARIQA DERVISH. Dancing Dervish of the Mevlevi order.
- A TURKISH FEMALE OF PERA. Muslim woman from Beyoglu (Pera), Istanbul.
- AN INFERIOR OFFICER OF THE JANISSARIES. Lower-ranking official of the Janissary corps.
- AN INHABITANT OF TUE ISLE OF SYMI.
- REIS EFFENDI. Higher administrative official of the Ottoman State.
- A TOPCHIS SOLDlER. Ottoman soldier.
- PRIVATE SECRETARY TO THE GRAND SIGNIOR. Secretary to the Sultan.
- A YOUNG PRINCE, HEIR TO THE THRONE.
- TWO JANISSARIES IN THEIR DRESS OF CEREMONY.
- CAPIDJI BACHI. Kapıcıbaşı, head of ceremonies in the Sultan’s palace.
- AN USHER.
- A FEMALE OF THE ISLAND OF NAXOS. Official dress.
- AN ARMENIAN.
- A DERVISH OF SYRIA.
- A FEMALE DANCER AT CONSTANTINOPLE. Muslim woman dancer from Istanbul.
- AN OFFICER OF THE JANISSARIES.
- A FEMALE BEDOUIN. Arab Bedouin woman from Sahara desert, with her child.
- AN EGYPTIAN ARAB. Arab woman from Egypt.
- AN INHABITANT OF THE COAST OF SYRIA.
- A DERVISH.
- A TURK IN A PELISE. Ottoman man in a fur coat.
- A BEDOUIN ARAB.
- AN ALBANIAN (Shqiperia). Albanian man.
- A SAKA, OR TURKISH WATER CARRIER.
- WOMEN OF THE ISLAND OF ANDROS.
- SUBALTERN OFFICER OF THE JANISSARIES.
- A HAMAL OR COMMON PORTER.
- THE MUFTI OR CHIEF OF THE RELIGION. The Mufti of Istanbul.
- A GREEK WOMAN OF THE ISLAND OF MARMORA.
- TURBAN-BEARER to the Grand Signior. Official responsible for the guarding of the Sultan’s turbans.
- A JEW. Jewish man.
- A TURKISH W0MAN AT CONSTANTINOPLE. Muslim woman in costume typical of Istanbul.
- FIRST DRAGOMAN. Page (Messenger of the Sultan).
- A PAGE of the Turkish Sultan. Head of the Dragomans (Interpreters) of the Sublime Gate.
- A TURK IN HIS CHALL, OR SHAWL. Ottoman man in traditional costume.
- A DOMESTIC. BELONGING TO THE GRAND VIZIER. Servant to the Grand Vizier.
- A MUSICIAN of the Sultan’s court.
- THE KISLAR AGA. Sudanese eunuch of the Harem.
- Capidji Bachi. Officers of the Sultan’s guard in official attire.
- A TURKISH WOMAN IN A PROVINCIAL DRESS. Muslim woman in everyday dress.
- LADLE-BEARER TO THE JANISSARIES. Cook of the Janissary corps.
- THE CHIEF OF THE ULEMAS. The Head of the Ulemas (scholars of Islamic Law and other disciplines).
- A SULTANA, OR ODALISK. Odalisque of the Sultan’s Harem.
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