This hand stretched canvas is of a stamp from the Ottoman Empire, once based in Istanbul of modern day Turkey. It was first issued in 1876 and
Philippe de Montebello (Director Emeritus) and Stuart W. Pyhrr (Department of Arms and Armor) discuss (1993.14) (July 2008).
For his graduation thesis, Istanbul artist Murat Palta mixed classic motifs from 16th century Ottoman miniatures with famous moments from Western cinema, including plenty of scenes from genre flicks.
We've seen famous movies scenes depicted as Ottoman artwork before. And this series by Parisian artist Berk Senturk goes in a similar direction, but with mostly superheroes (and sundry other iconic science fiction and fantasy characters).