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The throne of Sultan Ahmed II is usually on display in the Treasury section of the Topkapı Palace Museum. Since the Treasury section was closed for restorations, it was displayed in Yerevan Kiosk. "The throne was made by the important 17th-century architect Sedefkâr Mehmed Agha, the head architect of the Ottoman palace; it is dazzlingly beautiful with a mosaic of superb mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell work side by side with countless precious gems. The throne is made of walnut wood. Its entire surface is decorated with a mosaic of mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell. The floral decorations include tulips, carnations, roses and peonies connected to each other by scrolling tendrils and rising from a vase. The floral motifs are executed in a naturalistic style in mother-of-pearl, while the remaining area is covered with tortoiseshell." (from Museum with No Frontiers)

"Sedefkâr Mehmed Agha is recorded as the Ottoman architect of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (the "Blue Mosque"). This mosque can be considered the culmination of his career. Mehmed Agha, who was the last student of Mimar Sinan, had completed his mission by adding his brighter, colorful architectural style to that of his master teacher. During the first twenty years of his career he specialized with inlay in mother-of-pearl, giving him the title Sedefkâr (worker in mother-of-pearl)." (Gleaned from Wikipedia)

Exif Data:
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Software: Adobe Photoshop 22.5 (Macintosh)
Exposure Time: 1/60
F-Stop: f/3.4
ISO Speed Ratings: 800
Focal Length: 3800/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2021-05-26 07:48
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 2677 kb
GPS: 41.0138663927998, 28.984526789622702

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