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

A soldier with lance and shield from the Morea


A soldier with lance and shield; whole-length figure, frontal view, head turned to right; wearing a skull cap and furry coat; on the shield the sickle and star and a hand holding a sword; from a series of 127 woodcuts. 1581
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Fischer catalogue #66
Corresponding text (1646 edition): “Ein Soldat des Morae Begi oder Regenten der Statt Modone“
[A soldier of Morae Begi of the regent of the state of Modon
(Modoni, a Venetian colony on the Peloponnesian Peninsula conquered by the Ottomans in 1498)]

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See also a Hungarian shield with a two-bladed sword




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