Illustrations of Ottomans circa 1790 from
Costumes Turcs
Vol. I Folio 56. Kolluk Neferi


Janissary de la garde du Grand Visir au camp
Yeniçeri, who guards the Grand Vizier in the encampment. His green kaftan is tucked into the belt in front, wide dark blue knee breeches, white stockings and high red boots. A cloak over his right shoulder which is tied by a cord, is possibly a leopard skin (white with black spots). He has two pistols and his janissary head-dress (kece) is white with a green brim and has a gold (empty) plume-holder. He is holding a spear.
British Museum. Registration number: 1974,0617,0.12.1.56
Previously owned by Heinrich Friedrich von Diez

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