For a further example of the peyk bodyguards wielding balta in procession, see the exhibition catalogue War and Peace, Ottoman-Polish Relationships in the 15th-19th centuries (Kangal, Selmin, Turkish Republic Ministry of Culture, Istanbul 1999, pp.302, no.198 now in the Warsaw University Library T. 171, no.165). For a further illustration of traditional Janissary garb see Kangal, Selmin, for War and Peace, Ottoman-Polish Relationships in the 15th-19th centuries, Republic Ministry of Culture, Istanbul, 1999, pp.289-291, no.178-181.
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