Dervishes (75 Subjects)
Seikh, member of religious order.
The Horologion of Andronikos Kyrristos (Tower of the Winds) in Athens, with the Acropolis in the background. Seikh Mustafa, chief of the order of Whirling Dervishes, who used the monument as their tekije (dervish lodge), is standing at the entrance of the monument, leaning on a staff, with his back turned. In the foreground, a woman from an affluent family is promenading with her daughters and maidservant.
The Propylaea from the west. The Ottoman commander of the city garrison (Disdar aga), with a dervish. On the right, a Greek who is held prisoner.
Dance on the west bank of the Nile. On the foreground, two French travellers. The governors of the small vessels are smoking and drinking coffee while sitting on the ground, as are doing two dervishes and their servants farther away. According to Olivier's description, the scene depicts Egyptians dancing a war dance and a more sensual dance.
Dancing dervishes of the Mevlevi Order, in the Tekes of Pera (Istanbul).
Dervishes of the Order of Mevlevi at the teke of Pera (Beyoğlu) in Istanbul.
Dervish of Syria.
Dervish, probably of the Mevlevi order.
Dance of the dervishes of the Kadri order.
Dance of the dervishes of the Mevlevi order.
Whirling dervishes of the Mevlevi order.
A wandering dervish. A dervish of Syria.
Gathering of devout Muslims at the Tower of the Winds in Athens, which was used as a tekije (dervish lodge). Sixteen ostrich eggs hang from the ceiling to avert the evil eye. A depiction of the first stage of the whirling dervishes' ritual: the faithful praise God and Prophet Muhammad.
The dance of the dervishes at the Tower of the Winds in Athens, which was used as a tekije (dervish lodge). Sixteen ostrich eggs hang from the ceiling to avert the evil eye. A depiction of the final stage of the whirling dervishes' ritual: The two main dancers whirl while holding each other by the sash. In green, wearing a white turban, the Sheich or head of the Dervishes, who animates the dancers with his voice and by playing the tambour.
Wandering dervishes of the Ottoman empire. Dervish costume.Prior of a dervish lodge.
Ottoman carriage. Whirling dervishes of the Mevlevi order.
Whirling dervish of the Mevlevi order.
View of the castle of Heliopolis (Baalbek) in Lebanon, with the temple of Zeus in the background. Architectural and decorative features from the temple of Zeus in Baalbek. Dervish and Muslim holy man.
Muslim itinerant pilgrim.