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The Electors of Saxony were passionate collectors of Ottoman art and arms, especially in the early 18th century, during the reign of August the Strong. The results can be seen in the castle Residenzschloss, home of the Türckische Cammer, previewed in Cornucopia 43. The collection dates from the end of the 16th century, and from 1614 the room was dedicated to Ottoman armoury. Among the 600 exhibits, the most spectacular is the satin, cotton and gilt leather three-mast tent from 1730.

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