Istanbul (1849 Subjects)
At Meydanı square, which is buit on the site of the Byzantine Hippodrome of Constantinople. Muslim wedding procession, possibly of an Ottoman official. In the background, the obelisk of Theodosius I, and the Serpent Column (Plataean tripod) from Delphi sanctuary, which was brought to Constantinople by Constantine I.
Ahmed III is problaimed Sultan and prepares to gird the sword of Osman. Next to him, a religious leader, most probably Sheikh ul-Islam, reads out the Sultan's oath to God, the Dynasty, the State and the Ottoman people.