EXAMPLES OF IMPERIAL MILITARY DRESS c.1578

Text by Simon Chick
Engraving by Jost Amman


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    Figure 8: As well as Imperial costumes Amman also included peoples on the borders of the Holy Roman Empire. This man is a Hungarian hussar or nobleman. He is armed with a lance and sabre and is protected by a curved eastern-style shield. The costume comprises of an animal fur cloak over an ankle length caftan that is fastened by frogging at the chest and has a sash at the waist. He also wears a low Hungarian cap with an upturned brim and plume.

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