An Ottoman dancer

This is from a miniature done in 1570 by Balázs Szigetvári Csöbör, a Hungarian in the Ottoman Empire. Please tell me if I am wrong, but I think the dancer with the castanets is male.


3 comments on “An Ottoman dancer

  1. Judith says:

    Also sort of looks like they are wearing a base ball cap, although I’m sure that probably just hair…
    The top does look very straight, nothing to show breasts of any kinds…

  2. Stephane says:

    Hi, this dancer is actually a young man named köçek in turkish.

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