Trophy of war from the arsenal of the Ottoman sultans in the former church of Saint Irene, Constantinople (now Istanbul), Turkey
Artist/maker unknown, Middle Eastern
Inscribed in Arabic (translated): Made at the order of the greatest sultan, the mightiest Khāqān, the master of the necks of the nations, the lord of the kings of the Arabs and Persians, the shadow of Allah on the continents . . . (around base) Trophy of war from the former arsenal of the Ottoman sultans in the former church of Saint Irene, Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey)
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