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Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts

Jeweled gun of Sultan Mahmud I, with nineteenth century Russian flintlock, 1732/1733
Turkey, Ottoman period (1300–1922)
Gun: steel, wood, gold, gilded silver, silver, nephrite, diamonds, emeralds, and rubies (or spinels); flintlock: steel and gold

The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903, 51.84.
Photograph © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.