Suleyman the Magnificentالسلطان سليمان الجليل / السلطان سليمان القانوني

Suleyman the Magnificent

Ottoman Period (1516—1917)

Embroidery: Hekmat Ashour [Gaza], Gaza
Size: 59 x 37 cm

Suleyman the Magnificent ruled the Ottoman Empire between 1520 and 1566,

during which time the territory of the Empire doubled in size and reached the apogee of its military, economic and political power. Popularly known as “the Magnificent” or “the Lawmaker,” he was the 10th Ottoman sultan and the 4th to rule from Istanbul. He was religiously tolerant, insisting that the Jewish and Christian sites in Jerusalem should be included within his rebuilt city walls.

Further viewing

Palestinian History Tapestry exhibition in Stroud from Feb 18—23rd Lansdown Hall & Gallery, Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB.

A unique opportunity to view selected pieces from the Palestinian History Tapestry in one of Stroud's premier galleries.

The exhibition will run from the evening of Monday 17th February to Sunday 23rd, opening from 11am—6pm.

Come and see this beautiful work, experience the Palestinian History Tapestry as never before.