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Illustrations of Ottomans circa 1809 from
Stratford Canning's Pictures of Turkey
Devsirme Agayeri, a recruiting officer for the Janissaries



Physical description: A eunuch in a figured white silk robe and a large white turban, holding a staff, looking right
Object: Watercolour
Place of origin: Istanbul, Turkey (Painted)
Date: about 1809 (Painted)
Artist/Maker: Anonymous Greek artist (Painter)
Marks and inscriptions: Numbered 12
Dimensions: Height: 32.4 cm, Width: 18.6 cm

Comparison with other images of the Sultan's officials suggests that this might be a Devsirme Agayeri, a recruiting officer for the Janissaries.
Victoria and Albert Museum. Museum number: D.88-1895



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