Seyyid Lokman Asuri, Ottoman miniature, from Tarih-i Sultan Süleyman (Zafername)
Seyyid Lokman Asuri, Ottoman miniature, from Tarih-i Sultan Süleyman

Ottomans

... Suleiman, by the grace of God King of Kings, Soverreign of Sovereigns, most high Emperor of Byzantinum and Trebizond; most mighty King of Persia, Arabia, Syria; and Egyt; Prince of Mecca and Aleppo; possessor of Jerusalem; Sultan Suleiman Khan The shadow of God upon Earth.
He wore cloth of gold, figured with deep, crimson velvet and edged, fluting on fluting, with a white fur pinned and studded with rubies. Rubies burned from the scimitar hung at his side , and in the cluster of pigeon's-egg jewels set in gold which held the peacock plumes in his white turban and clasped the enchained jewels which lay swagged in its folds.

The face was aquiline, beaded and dark. Not the face of a happy man, but a face of authority, thinned by indifferent health. More than thirty years Emperor, Suleiman now nearing sixty, belonged to the age of England's Henry VIII and the first King Francis of France; the age of magnificent despotism and supreme theological rule. ...
    from
    Dorothy Dunnett: Pawn in Frankincense, 20 - Constantinople: Topkapi
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