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The Ambassadorial Delegation Passing through the Second Courtyard of the Topkapı Palace

Jean Baptiste Vanmour1700/1750

Pera Museum

Pera Museum
Istanbul, Turkey

The reception ceremonies of ambassadors were held once every three months, on the day of ulufe, when the janissaries were given their salaries, with the aim of impressing the ambassadors with the strength of the army. While the ambassadorial delegation was passing through the Second Courtyard of the Topkapı Palace, the janissaries would rush for the meal in the bowls placed on the ground. In this second painting of the series, the ambassadorial delegation is seen on the right escorted by two dignitaries on the right, and witnessing the çanak yağması (sacking of the bowls).

Details

  • Title: The Ambassadorial Delegation Passing through the Second Courtyard of the Topkapı Palace
  • Creator: Jean Baptiste Vanmour
  • Date: 1700/1750
  • Physical Location: Pera Museum
  • Physical Dimensions: w1210 x h900 cm
  • Type: oil on canvas
  • Rights: Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Collection, Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation
  • External Link: Orientalist Paintings Collection
  • Pera Museum: Orientalist Paintings Collection

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