[Sca-cooks] Elephants and all that jazz

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Sun Aug 8 10:34:21 PDT 2010

Continuing in this vein (meant to save the previous message and  
include more info)
You might look for

NURHAN ATASOY's volume  Surname-i Hümayun, An Imperial Celebration 1997.
or listed sometimes as 1582  Surname-i Hümayun, An Imperial Celebration

  On display in this book are the miniatures that were produced b the  
court painter, Nakkas Osman , in the late 16th cenrtury, a time when  
Classical Ottoman art was at its peak. His brush captured scenes from  
the circumcision feast of the son of Sultan Murad III, an event that  
was intended to be a showcase of the splendor and power of the empire.  
136 p. in English

The 18th century festivals can be found in the book:
Levni and the Surname: The Story of an Eighteenth-Century Ottoman  
Festival by Esin Atil.

Levni's pictorial narrative of a festival organised in 1720 ... is  
undoubtedly one of the masterpieces of Ottoman art and possibly the  
last great example of illustrated Islamic manuscript. ... illustrated  
with 137 paintings that recreate the personages, settings, and events  
of an extraordinarily lively and enchanting age known as the Tulip  

Try interlibrary loan.


On Aug 8, 2010, at 11:20 AM, Johnna  wrote:

> If you look under Surname-i Humayun which Wikipedia says is
> Imperial Festival Book, you can find a number of other interesting  
> things.
> Another book to seek out is Venice and the Islamic World, 828—1797  
> which the Met was selling at a sale price earlier this summer.
>> On Aug 7, 2010, at 7:36 PM, Elise wrote:
>>> How crazy can we get since we aren't at Pennsic?  (First one I've  
>>> missed in 22 years.)
>>> Alys K.

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