A mural of a Siege of Constantinople, Moldovita, Bucovina, Romania, 1537

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Druzhina

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A mural of a Siege of Constantinople, Moldovita, Bucovina, Romania, 1537
Including larger images of:
Constantinople Beseiged
The Beseiging Army, portrayed as Ottomans
The Siege of Constantinople mural was inspired by a poem dedicated to the Virgin Mary in thanksgiving for her intervention in saving the city of Constantinople from an Avar & Persian attack in A.D. 626. In a wonderful political spin, considering the Ottoman threat to Moldavia in the 1500s, the Siege on the walls of Moldovita Church depicts the enemy as turbaned Turks rather than Avars or Persians.
A similar theme is portrayed in Cantiga 28, of c.1284, featuring the 717–718AD Siege of Constantinople by the Arabs of the Umayyad Caliphate
A Byzantine Militiaman by Ian Heath based on the Moldovita Siege of Constantinople mural
(I would have thought that in 1537 they would be portraying Moldavian soldiers).

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