The broadsheet shows two men portrayed in a typecasting manner in their regional garments facing each other with hostile stares: a mustachioed Greek with a rifle and a Turk with red fez who is sticking his tongue out. The caricature refers to the fraught relations between Greeks and Turks when Greece was still a part of the Ottoman Empire (until 1830).


  • Title: Illustrated broadsheet “Greek and Turk”
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: around 1860
  • Location: Mainz, Germany
  • Physical Dimensions: w49,5 x h39,5 cm
  • Type: Object
  • Publisher: Josef Scholz, Mainz, no. 34
  • Medium: lithograph, coloured
  • Inv.-No.: N (33 C 7062) 149/1993
  • ISIL-No.: DE-MUS-018719
  • External Link: Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Copyright: Text: © Koehler & Amelang Verlag in der Seemann Henschel GmbH & Co. KG / Museum Euopäischer Kulturen, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / und die Autoren Photo: © Museum Euopäischer Kulturen, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Ute Franz-Scarciglia

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