Soldiers from contemporary European Illustrations by Melchior Lorck, 1570-83
A Georgian foot-soldier
A Georgian foot-soldier; whole-length figure, turned to right; looking towards right background; wearing a turban; holding a lance in his right hand and a shield in his left hand; from a series of 127 woodcuts. 1576Previous Next
In "Hungarian style" tournaments, the participants wore Hungarian and Turkish costumes and used sabres to strike off feathers attached to their opponents' helmets and to the apex of their painted shields.
The plume on this shield may indicate a similar Ottoman practice.
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