THE

COSTUME OF TURKEY,

ILLUSTRATED BY A SERIES OF

ENGRAVINGS;

WITH

DESCRIPTIONS IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH

Plate III

OFFICERS OF THE GRAND SIGNIOR.

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Officers of the Grand Signior.
THESE officers, who are in their dress of ceremony which consists of rich silks. trimmed and lined with valuable furs, and with a singular crested plume on their heads, are called Capidji Bachi, and are for the private service of the Sultan. To them is attached the honour of carrying the bow-string, when the monarch orders them ; and their appearance, therefore, with that instrument in their hands, is dreaded by all.

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See a Sournadgi bachi : Grand Officier des Janissaires Grand Officer of the Janissaries in Monnier's album Costumes Orientaux (Recueil de costumes et vêtements de l'Empire ottoman au 18e siècle), 1786
Other Illustrations of Ottoman Janissaries (Janizary, Yeniceri)