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  1. Re: [Anatolian Principalities] Cilician Armenian Research

    Illustrations of Cilician Armenians 13th Century
    After the Seljuk Turk invasion of Armenia, emigres from Armenia settled in Cilicia and set up the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia. Cilicia was a strong...
  2. 9th-10th century Carolingian Soldiers in the Bern Prudentius' Psychomachia

    Prudentius (born in 348 in northern Spain, died after 405) spent most of his life following worldly pursuits, but later turned to writing, in which he aimed to glorify God and atone for his earlier...
  3. 9th-10th century Franks in the Bern Prudentius' Psychomachia

    Prudentius (born in 348 in northern Spain, died after 405) spent most of his life following worldly pursuits, but later turned to writing, in which he aimed to glorify God and atone for his earlier...
  4. Sassanid Leather and Cane Shield, from Dura-Europos

    Sassanid Leather and Cane Shield, from Dura-Europos, at Yale University Art Gallery Shields made of reed or cane pushed through slits in leather. If you made slits in leather in a row, they would...
  5. Re: Origins and derivatives of Octavien Dalvimart's collection of Turkish costume

    Many of the Ottomans in the Augsburger Bilder, 1802-1810 are based on the same drawings provided by d'Alvimart for McLean's The Military Costume Of Turkey:
    . Ottoman Turkish Infantry
    . Arab...
  6. Mozarabic (or Visigothic) Infantry, Northern Spain, 8th-10th century

    Mozarabic (or Visigothic) Casket, Northern Spain, 8th-10th century, Glencairn Museum; Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
    Spanish Mozarabic or Visigothic soldiers on the Glencairn Casket

    This is perhaps a...
  7. Origins and derivatives of Octavien Dalvimart's collection of Turkish costume

    Origins and derivatives of Octavien Dalvimart's collection of Turkish costume

    Miller's The Costume of Turkey, 1802, has illustrations by Octavien d'Alvimart who travelled during four years...
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    Re: Abbasid Soldiers

    ʿAbbāsid Medallion of Khalīf al Muqtadir Billāh, 908-932AD
    A drawing of a similar medallion by David Nicolle is reversed. Is one of these images the wrong way round? Does anyone have good pictures...
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    Mamluk headwear

    Here is a short paper on Mamluk headwear:
    Sultans with Horns: The Political Significance of Headgear in the Mamluk Empire, by Albrecht Fuess from Mamlūk Studies Review Vol. 12, No. 2, 2008.

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    Re: Illustrations of Sarmatians

    The Sarmatian full horse armour on Trajan's column looks like the artist was many degrees away from the primary source, via "Chinese whispers".

    Druzhina345
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    Re: Illustrations of Sarmatians

    The link should be O.K. now.

    Druzhina345
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    Re: Illustrations of Sarmatians

    There is also The stele of Tryphon son of Andromenes in Sarmatian cavalry armour and costume, Tanais in the Don estuary
    Note that none have horse-armour.

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    Re: 18th century paintings of Ethiopians

    pannonian, acting on his own, moved the 1st post elsewhere. Here it is:
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    Illustrations of 12th Century Spanish

    Illustrations of 12th Century Spanish
    Kingdom of Leon and Castille and Kingdom of Aragon-Navarre
    I have posted about a couple of these before. Here are many more:
    The 'Silos' Beatus Codex by...
  15. Re: Illustrations of 14th Century Castillians

    A ceiling painting from a lateral room in the Alhambra - The White Knight
    A ceiling painting from a lateral room in the Alhambra - The Red Knight
    A ceiling painting from a lateral room in the...
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    Re: Abbasid Soldiers

    Another ʿAbbāsid Bowl with Cavalryman, 10th Century, Iraq, Keir Collection. Does anyone have a coloured image of this? Some of the Keir Collection has been sold and the rest moved from Berlin to the...
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    Illustrations of Sarmatians

    One of the most famous monuments of the Northern Black Sea coast, with preserved ancient paintings, is a crypt on the northern slope of Mount Mithridates in Kerch (ancient Panticapaeum, capital of...
  18. Re: Polish knight in the Plock Bible, 12thC, in scale armour?

    You don't need a mega thread, which would become a mish-mash of interwoven threads, you want an index of threads that have the content you desire. They only have this content sometime after they are...
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    Re: Abbasid Soldiers

    If the object is a weapon, a pointed mace is likely.
    The ‛ud player (Iraqi lusterware bowl of the tenth century) is interesting. He has the same curls (of hair?) on his cheeks as the one above. A...
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    Abbasid Soldiers

    Could this be an Abbasid Soldier? on a bowl, 9th Century, Iraq. Qatar Museum of Islamic Art
    Anyone know anything about this bowl?

    MIRROR SITE
    Abbasid Soldier? on a bowl, 9th Century, Iraq....
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    Re: 17th Century Illustrations of Hungarians

    The link is working for me. No, not coloured, it is from your 1st link for Nikola VII Zrinski

    Druzhina345
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    Re: 17th Century Illustrations of Hungarians

    Thanks Aru, 1663/64 it is.
    Yes, that is the book at Heidelberg Uni I linked to. It does not give much information.

    The other portrait of Nikola VII Zrinski, by Johann Franz Hoffmann...
  23. Re: Polish knight in the Plock Bible, 12thC, in scale armour?

    I have found some more images of marginal figures in the Plock Bible for comparison. Those that are attached to illuminated letters look less likely to have been done separately. Where they overlap...
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    Re: 17th Century Illustrations of Hungarians

    Thanks Iskar, and footnotes too!


    Regarding Nikola Zrinski by Jacob von Sandrart, does anyone have any dating information for this? It would be after 1656 when Sandrart moved to Nuremberg, but it...
  25. Polish knight in the Plock Bible, 12thC, in scale armour?

    Judas Maccabeus portrayed as a Polish knight (in scale armour?) in the Plock Bible, second quarter of the 12th century....
  26. The Freer Canteen, early 13th century AD, Ayyubid Jazirah

    An interesting and rare illustration of mounted crossbowmen in the middle-east.
    The Freer Canteen, an Islamic inlaid metal flask with Christian motifs, early 13th century AD, Ayyubid Jazirah.
    The...
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    Re: 17th Century Illustrations of Hungarians

    Thanks Aru,
    In the English speaking world both 'Barry' & 'Peter' can be a given name or family name. The Hungarian caption is probably making that assumption about Bar based on his name.


    I have...
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    Re: 17th Century Illustrations of Hungarians

    Thanks Iskar.


    So it seems that the common soldier's name is Báry Péter. This worked out well, as large illustrations of common soldiers are much rarer than those of leaders. If he were a Croat...
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    Re: 17th Century Illustrations of Hungarians

    Thanks Pinarius.
    So it seems fairly certain that it is not Báry Péter pictured, but, one of his troopers?


    I had included 2 from this book in my collection above:
    Hungarian Captain. 17th...
  30. Contemporary illustrations of 7th-8th century Romano-Byzantines

    Contemporary illustrations of 7th-8th century Romano-Byzantines
    The Syriac Bible of Paris, BnF MS. Syriaque 341, Syria or Turkey, 7th Century
    Moses and Aaron before Pharaoh in the Syriac Bible of...
  31. Re: Illustrations of Janissaries from the 15th to 19th centuries

    The publication date is always some time after the date the initial work was started, sometimes a long time after. Things to look out for are copies of illustrations based on earlier illustrations....
  32. Coloured images of the Byzantine 'Rome or David Casket'

    I have mentioned the Rome or David Casket, Byzantine, 898 or 900AD before. I now have some large coloured images of this.

    Murder of the priests and the women and children of Nob (soldiers equipped...
  33. Coptic-Arabic Gospel, Institut Catholique Ms. Copte-Arabe 1, 1249-50 AD

    This is an unusual Coptic manuscript as it is written in Arabic:
    Coptic-Arabic Gospel, Institut Catholique Ms. Copte-Arabe 1, 1249-50 AD The Magi before Herod, The Massacre of the Innocents & Christ...
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    12th century Fatimids

    12th century Fatimids
    Fatimid Infantryman with a Januwiyah shield, 12th Century, De Unger Collection, London
    Fatimid Warrior with a kite shield, 12th Century, Victoria & Albert Museum, London...
  35. Illustrations of Janissaries from the 15th to 19th centuries

    I have compiled a list of illustrations of Janissaries from the 15th to 19th centuries plus a few articles. This may be useful when researching Janissary costume for different periods....
  36. The Throne of Archbishop Maximian of Ravenna, 6thC

    Illustrations of Romano-Byzantines and Arabs on the Throne of Archbishop Maximian of Ravenna. Made in either Constantinople or Alexandria, 545–553AD.
    The Throne of Maximian (or Maximianus) is a...
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    Re: 17th Century Illustrations of Hungarians

    Thanks Mithradates, as well as a date I like to have an accurate caption to illustrations.

    Druzhina345
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    Re: 17th Century Illustrations of Hungarians

    Thanks Aru


    I have some illustrations from mek.osk.hu. Sometimes they have the same page in Hungarian, German and English (but they can be difficult to find). There doesn't seem to be an English...
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    Re: 17th Century Illustrations of Hungarians

    I have had a chance to look all these up, there is some good stuff, thanks.

    Druzhina345
    Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
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    Re: 17th Century Illustrations of Hungarians

    This has the caption:
    Képaláírás: Huszárvirtus. Báry Péter erőpróbája. 1670 körül készült rézmetszet.

    Ismertető szöveg: A rézmetszet nincs keltezve, azonban kétségtelenül az 1660-1670 között a ...
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