Ottoman Soldiers from contemporary European Illustrations by Melchior Lorck, 1570-83

A border soldier


A border soldier; whole-length figure, the head turned slightly to left; holding a long lance in his right hand and a club in his left hand; two white feathers on his turban; from a series of 127 woodcuts. 1576
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Fischer catalogue #38
Corresponding text (1646 edition): “Ein Sultanischer Kriegsmann, aus denen, so hin wider aus den Frontieren der Christenheit zerheilet“
[A Sultan's soldier, like this against the frontier of the Christian Wars]

Fischer, Erik. 2009. Melchior Lorck, 5 volumes. Copenhagen: The Royal Library.

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