Author(s): Hacer ARSLAN KALAY

Guns are an important documentary attribution because they are among the ethnographic works and shed light on the art and military situation of the period they were made. In the early days, guns made for defense had changed over time as both use purpose and construction technique, and the ones that were decorated in them were regarded as superior works of art. In this study, it was aimed to introduce the Ottoman Period guns in the Bitlis Etnography Museum as well as the development of guns in ethnographic works during the Ottoman period. Within the scope of this purpose, 3 pieces of firearms 3 pieces of cutting weapons and 3 pieces of scabbards in the museum were introduced with form, material, technique and ornament dimensions. The samples in the museum were compared with the samples of other Ottoman guns and connected to a result.


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