Turk shields, helmets
An Ottoman Kalkan shield
In the first picture, you can see a Turk shield, a Kalkan, 62 cm in diameter. These kinds of shields had been commonly used during the entire period of Ottoman wars. In the second, there is another one which was made of fig wood, leather, and velvet and 63 cm wide. (Hungarian National Museum)
Below, you can see various Ottoman soldiers wearing this kind of shield:
An Ottoman helmet
This is a Turban Helmet, it is a trophy of war from the arsenal of the Ottoman sultans in the former church of Saint Irene, Constantinople (now Istanbul), Turkey. Presently, it is on display in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, U.S.A. The artist/maker is unknown, probably it is from the Middle East. Date: c. 1450-1508
According to the museum’s description, the following geographic areas could be considered for its origin:
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