Image: Surname 171b

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Description: The music band of the Janissaries called mehterhane. They accompanied the company into battle and would play music according to the rhythm of the battle. The music was also used as a way of communication, such as retreat or attack. Ottoman miniature painting, from the "Surname-ı Vehbi" (fol. 171b). Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi, Istanbul.
Title: Surname 171b
Credit: Badisches Landesmuseum
Author: Levni
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