Jeweled Ceremonial Gun of Sultan Mahmud I

Jeweled Ceremonial Gun of Sultan Mahmud I Crafted by Hovhannes Agha Düz

Armenian jewelers have been widely renowned in the Ottoman Empire. In his work “New Light on the Most Ancient East”, English archaeologist V. Gordon Childe described that the ancestors of the Armenians have been among the first to start processing metal. With their efforts, the Armenian Highlands have become the heart of Iron Age activities. …

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