Lifeboat, 3 pairs of oars

Belonging to the reign of Sultan Abdülaziz (1861-1876) she is built with mahogany carvel planking and she has spoon bow form. In 1876 when Sultan Abdülaziz was dethroned he was taken to the Topkapı palace by this caique. There is a cornucopia (horn) inlaid with golden leaves on the bow. Pomegranate, grape, pineapple, plum, pear, hash and grape leaves are overflowing from the horn. By means of watertight compartments the caique is designed to avoid sinking. It is an interesting example for modern lifeboats.


Length : 9.15 m

Width: 1.56 m

Height: 1.33 m