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Mehmed Ağa [Sedefkâr: ‘mother-of-pearl worker’]locked

(b Kalkandelen, western Macedonia or Ilbasan, Albania, c. 1550; d Istanbul, 1622).
  • Howard Crane

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Ottoman architect and worker in mother-of-pearl. He followed the typical career path of architects at the Ottoman court: recruited as a janissary (c. 1562), from 1569 to 1588 he studied architecture in the imperial palace under Sinan (seeSinan) and mother-of-pearl inlay under ...

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