Imperial guard

from Hans Weigel's 'Habitus Praecipuorum Populorum ... das ist Trachtenbuch, Nuremburg, 1577'

CUSTOS SIVE VIGIL
palatii Turcici.'

'CXCIV.
Der Hüter deß Kaysers Pallasts./
Diese hüten mit ihrer Macht/    Daß den Kayser treff kein Unfall/
Deß Kaysers Pallast bey der Nacht/    Der sind


Plate 194: A member of the imperial guard; whole-length figure, in three-quarter profile to right; wearing a short-sleeve coat and a tall hat with feathers; holding a staff

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