Illustrations of Ottomans circa 1790 from
Costumes Turcs
Vol. II Folio 123. The mule which carries the Koran to Mecca


Mulet qui porte l'Alcoran ŕ la Mecque.
The mule which carries the Koran to Mecca. The mahmil strapped on to its back is supported by pads and decorated with plumes on sticks and a green cloth with a gold fringe. White mule.
British Museum. Registration number: 1974,0617,0.12.2.123
Previously owned by Heinrich Friedrich von Diez

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