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Powder Flask, Bullet Pouch, and Spanner of the Guard of a Prince Elector of Saxony Artist/maker unknown, German Geography: Made in Saxony, Germany, Europe Date: c. 1600-1625

Powder Flask, Bullet Pouch, and Spanner of the early seventeenth century Guard of the Prince Elector of Saxony. It's kinda meta to have a picture of a soldier on the soldiers equipment.

A Janissary and a Merchant in Cairo, illustration from 'The Valley of the Nile', engraved by Charles Bour (1814-81)

after Emile Prisse d'Avennes-A Janissary and a Merchant in Cairo, illustration from 'The Valley of the Nile', engraved by Charles Bour pub. by Lemercier, 1848

Ottoman Janissaries at Vienna

The Janissaries (from the Turkish for ‘new soldier’) were the elite infantry of the Ottoman Empire. The Janissary Corps was founded in 1383 by Sultan Murad I to