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. 1576
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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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Other Georgian Illustrations:
Illuminations in the 12th Century Georgian "Jruchi Gospels"
A 12th Century Georgian Fresco in Vardzia Monastery
An illustration of, and notes about, a Georgian cavalryman by Ian Heath
A Georgian 15th century enamel of St. George killing the dragon
A Georgian Soldier in De gli habiti antichi, e moderni di diverse parti del mondo libri due by Cesare Vecellio, 1590
Illustrations from a Georgian 17th century manuscript of The Knight in Panther's Skin