Illustrations de Histoire des Othomans. Moeurs, usages, costumes des Othomans, et abrégé de leur histoire, 1812

OFFICERS OF THE GRAND SIGNIOR



Officers of the Grand Signior.
THESE officers, who are in their dress of ceremony which consists of rich silks. trimmed and lined with valuable furs, and with a singular crested plume on their heads, are called Capidji Bachi, and are for the private service of the Sultan. To them is attached the honour of carrying the bow-string, when the monarch orders them ; and their appearance, therefore, with that instrument in their hands, is dreaded by all.

Copies of figures from Miller's The Costume of Turkey appeared in Illustrations de Histoire des Othomans. Moeurs, usages, costumes des Othomans, et abrégé de leur histoire / [{Artist} Non identifié] ; Antoine Laurent Castellan, Louis Mathieu Langlès, aut. du texte, 1812 Where more specific captions are given for some of these than in The Costume of Turkey, this is educated guesswork.



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