A Janissary and a Merchant in Cairo. The Oriental Album. Characters, costumes, and modes of life, in the valley of the Nile by James Augustus St. John (1801-1875). Painting by Emile… Read More
The Plate itself is a portrait of a Sultana or Odalisk, a term by which all the females are distinguished, except the few who are raised to a superior rank, and are called, Kaddins, or Kadeuns. Historical Ottoman Empire officials and ethnic groups.
Choi or Tchocadar Aga. Every person, who can afford it, constantly employs a great number of domestics, called Tchocadars.
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.
Bostancı başı. They are, indeed, most excellent rowers, and are always employed as such in the Sultan’s caique, or barge, which is steered by the Bostandji Bachi.
Historical Ottoman Empire officials and ethnic groups. On her wedding-day the bride dresses herself in the richest clothes she can procure, and puts on all the jewels and other valuables she is possessed of.
Responsible for order in the Sultan’s harem. The business of the lady, who is the subject of this plate, is to preserve such order, and to punish the Odalisks
Stool bearer to the Turkish Sultan. (in charge of guarding and carrying the Sultan’s riding stool).
One of their employments, among others, is to present every one who is introduced at court, or approaches the fool of the throne; and, on some particular occasions, this is done by the chief usher himself.
THAT body of men, to whom Europeans give the name of Ushers, is of a very great use in the court of the Grand Signior, and other oriental monarchs.