Roxelana (LE, 9 prints left) by mariaumievskaya
Added to wishlist
Art Print
Roxelana (LE, 9 prints left) by mariaumievskaya
Go to wishlist
Keep shopping

Roxelana (LE, 9 prints left) Art Print

Roxelana (LE, 9 prints left) Art Print
Roxelana (LE, 9 prints left) Art Print
Roxelana (LE, 9 prints left) Art Print
Roxelana (LE, 9 prints left) Art Print
Art Print
To collect and promote designs, you must be a logged-in member
Create accountAlready a member? Sign in
Roxelana (LE, 9 prints left) by

Make a blank space pop with rad Art Prints. Better yet, start a gallery wall and mix Art Prints, posters, Canvas Prints and Framed Prints of all sizes to elevate your space with design. Available in five sizes, from mini to x-large.

  • Gallery quality Giclée print
  • Natural white, matte, ultra smooth background
  • 100% cotton, acid and lignin-free archival paper
  • Epson K3 archival inks for high-quality print
  • Custom trimmed with 1” border for framing
Share art, get paid. Join our Affiliate Program and earn money just by recommending products.
Shop this artwork

About this artwork

This artwork depicts legendary Roxelana, one of the most interesting character in Ukrainian culture. She was one of the most powerful and influential women in the Ottoman history. “Roxelana” might be a nickname, referring to her heritage; “Roxolany” or “Roxelany” was one of the names of Ukrainians, up to the 15th century. Her real name was either Oleksandra or Anastasia. Future sultana was born in Galicia or Podilia (modern Ukraine) in a priest family. A 15-year old girl was kidnapped by tatars and sold to a sultan’s harem according to numerous Ukarinian legends. Soon Roxelana became the favourite wife and later «Haseki Sultan» (a chief wife) of Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. She achieved power and influenced the politics of the Ottoman Empire through her husband and played an active role in state affairs of the Empire. A branch of viburnum (a symbol of the birth of the universe and maternity in Ukrainian culture) depicts her origin. Richly decorated Ottoman dagger in the sleeve symbolizes intrigues that were used by Roxelana to fight for power and position in society. Tulip was a symbol of Osman dynasty. It was depicted on relives, frescos and thousands of ceramic tiles which decorated rebuilt by Osmans Istanbul. Numerous tulip spices and varieties were gathered in palace gardens from the whole Empire. Tears on her face symbolises tragic destiny of Roxelana’s children. Antique Ottoman brooch, which consists of a moon and a star, holds peacock feathers on a turban. Peacocks occur from time to time in Ottoman poetry both for their elegant plumage and also for the beautiful voice the bird possessed before it fell from grace and was cast out of Paradise (Ahmed Paşa). Peacock feathers can bring good luck or bad luck in Islam.

Ukraine, Turkey, turban, east, exotic, feathers, peacock, brooch, pearl,woman, portrait, beauty nature, green, tulip, flower, blossom, bloom, viburnum, symbolism, dagger, gradient.

Roxelana (LE, 9 prints left)
Leave a comment
More from this artist
Verified member since 1970
Shop all from this artist
About Society6 Art Prints
Society6 Art Prints
Made to order
Each Society6 product is individually printed and assembled when you order it, so please allow 3-5 days manufacture time for your custom product.
No-hassle returns
We want you to be stoked with your purchase, so if you’re not, let us know. We offer a 100% Happiness Guarantee, which means free refunds and exchanges.
Every purchase pays an artist
Society6 artists live all over the world, and every purchase puts money right in their pockets. We’ve been helping artists do what they love since 2009.

Product Reviews: All Society6 Art Prints