Silver crown of Hatice Sultan, daughter of Ottoman Sultan Murad V. by Nuray Bilgili

    I wanted to examine this crown from a mythological and iconic perspective. A bird spreads its wings in front of the crown and two bird figures are placed on the left. These three bird figures are connected with palm branches and motifs Bird symbolism is used in Turkish culture and mythology, especially symbolizing…

Ottoman Sultan V. Murad’s daughter Hatice Sultan’s silver crown

Ottoman Sultan V. Murad’s daughter Hatice Sultan’s silver crown

By Nuray Bilgili   I wanted to examine this crown from a mythological and iconic perspective. A bird spreads its wings in front of the crown and two bird figures are placed on the left. These three bird figures are connected with palm branches and motifs. Bird symbolism is used in Turkish culture and mythology,…

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Lucien Gaillard Maple Seed Hair Comb

There is an auction coming up of a Lucien Gaillard hair comb at invaluable.com. The link. Bidding starts at €500, with an estimate of €500 – €600. Perhaps the valuation comes because of its condition. Diagonal striations show in the horn above the tines from the right to the middle of the comb. The inside…