Illustrations of Ottomans circa 1790 from
Costumes Turcs
Vol. II Folio 86. Köşcü


Chiosgchi, music. turc jouant du Chiosq.
Köşcü, the drummer who played the big drum (köş) in the Mehter band. Two large drumsticks. Dark blue kaftan. Wearing the square turban, kâtibî kavuk.
British Museum. Registration number: 1974,0617,0.12.2.86
Previously owned by Heinrich Friedrich von Diez

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