Ahmed III

Art and architecture that coincided with the reign of Ahmed II, who ruled from 1703 to 1730. His reign forms the major part of what is known as the "Tulip Period." Ahmed is best-known for his patronage of the court painter Levni, who was in charge of one of the most famous of the later Ottoman historical manuscripts, the "S?rn?ma" or "Book of Festivals," ca. 1720.

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Refers to the art and architecture that coincided with the reign of Ahmed II, who ruled from 1703 to 1730. His reign forms the major part of what is known as the "Tulip Period." Ahmed is best-known for his patronage of the court painter Levni, who was in charge of one of the most famous of the later Ottoman historical manuscripts, the "Sūrnāma" or "Book of Festivals," ca. 1720. Ahmed is also known for building a number of fountains in the capital city with their characteristic Tulip Period decoration of low marble reliefs with images of vases of flowers. There was also an extensive period of development of palace architecture during this period, especially with the wooded seaside palace or yali, built along the Bosporus.

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  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021691. The J. Paul Getty Trust.