"Ottoman Army Entering a City", Folio from a Divan of Mahmud `Abd al-Baqi
Poet Mahmud 'Abd-al Baqi Ottoman
Not on view
This manuscript copy of Mahmud 'Abd al‑Baqi’s Divan (collected works) contains poems extolling the pleasures and notable events of courtly life in later sixteenth-century Istanbul. This painting illustrates the arrival of the Safavid prince Haidar Mirza, sent to the Ottoman court as a hostage to fulfill the terms of a treaty between the Ottomans and the Safavids.
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