I am a Sultan and his harem girls woman, an Ottoman slave. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? His ownership of women and eunuchs, mostly as slaves, showed his wealth and prowess. Customarily, the harem of slave concubines along side the legal wives was used for the purpose of reproduction; it served to emphasize the patriarchal power of the Sultan. Even the Sultan himself only received a 1, aspers stipend. The consorts began to be ranked the first, second and thirdetc.