Author(s): Abdurrahman DEVEC?
In this article, through a comparative analogy on Iranian and Ottomon-Turkish Miniature which have common history and features, their similarities and differences were noted. The colors used in Iran and the Ottoman Miniatures, weapons of war, battle dress, composition of the battle scenes and positions were compared by examining. Although the examination made on the combat elements, is made a comparison between the miniatures from the technical point of view. Persian and Turkish miniatures have continued on the common line in the past. However, in the Ottoman period, Turkish miniature with its realistic orientation has distinguished itself from Iran's imaginary miniatures. Iran's miniatures on war and fighting have taken them mostly from the Firdawsi Shahnames. So, these miniatures have a fanciful and legendary atmosphere. Turkish miniatures have taken their subjects from the voyages and true wars of the sultans. In this respect, the Ottoman miniature has a documentary value.