A Grand and Sublime Ottoman Sultan, majestically relaxing with his hookah on a nice mound of silk cushions. There’s probably an empty plate of Turkish delight just out sight, as this particular potentate is clearly very fond of The Good Things.

Perhaps he’s planning his next glorious conquest? The Venetians have been getting uppity as of late. Also, there’re some new concubines to be seen to, and some selections of sufi mysticism to be read and contemplated, and who knows what other aspects of very important business to address. But for now, its time to relax . . .