Ottoman Tradition of Otagh (Setting up a Tent) for the Funeral Ceremonies

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BELLETEN, cilt.78, ss.93-123, 2014 (AHCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 78 Konu: 281
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Dergi Adı: BELLETEN
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.93-123


According to Ottoman history and visual resources, setting up an otagh for the corpse or funeral, is an important part of the funeral ceremonies of Ottoman Sultans. As we know, Murat I, Selim I, Suleyman I, Selim II, Murat III, Mehmet III and Mahmud II were among the sultans for whom funeral ceremonies the otaghs (tent) were held. Except from the sultans, the otagh was also set on the martyrizes funerals.