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Sipahi by SBraithwaite Sipahi by SBraithwaite
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Dionisante Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Good!!!
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I love how the texture of this piece is so resolved and established. There is no ambiguity between flesh, leather, cloth and mail. Everything is distinct and precise....I admire the deft command of those elements.
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SBraithwaite Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks mate im glad you like it:):)
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I'd like to see him in battle against the Winged Hussars, or Maltese Knights.
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Tuiteyfruity Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is fabulous! I don't know who Sipahi is, but clearly he is awesome
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Sipahis were mounted cavalry for the Ottoman Turks. They're very similar to European Knights in how they functioned. Within the Ottoman military they were the equivalent of the more famous Janissary Corp. Unlike the Janissaries who were made up of former Christian peasants taken up as children to be the Sultan's Slaves, Sipahi's were freemen and Ethnic Turks. There were two groups of Sipahis the Timarli who were land owning Turks and Kapikulu(which are better known and appears to be the type portrayed in the artwork above) were the Sultan's personal Household Cavalry.
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Tuiteyfruity May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, I had to look back to what I had commented on to get the context of this reply.

That is incredibly fascinating! thank you so much for informing me, I had meant to look them up! I don't know much about Ottoman history, but I love to learn!
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jobagjumping Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing...
anyway, who is sipahi?
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SBraithwaite Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sipahi was the name of several Ottoman cavalry corps
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