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    Re: Late 12th century facemask helms

    There is also a face-mask helmet in 'Nebuchadnezzar besieges Jerusalem' in the Rylands Beatus, Spain, c.1175

    MIRROR SITE
    A face-mask helmet in 'Nebuchadnezzar besieges Jerusalem' in the Rylands...
  2. Re: Illustrations of Early 14th Century Hungarians

    Thanks ArmoredCore,
    I am hoping someone has already done the research, I have found a Czech paper dedicated to the wrestlers of Sabbionara Castle guard-house.
    These are not just any pointed hats ...
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    Muslim Italy & Sicily

    Muslim Italy & Sicily
    Hunter on an 11th century ivory drinking horn probably made in Muslim Sicily or Southern Italy
    Frieze of Hunters over the door of the Church of San Bernadetto, Brindisi, late...
  4. Byzantine cavalry on the Troyes Casket, 10th Century

    Byzantine cavalry on the Troyes Casket, 10th Century
    Two Byzantine mounted hunters on the front of the Troyes Casket
    An armed Byzantine emperor on a richly adorned horse on the lid of the Troyes...
  5. Illustrations of Early 14th Century Hungarians

    Illustrations of Early 14th Century Hungarians
    Hungarians? in the Guard House Frescos, Sabbionara Castle at Avio, Trentino, North-Eastern Italy, c.1340
    . Hungarian Foot Soldier, c. 1350, in Armies...
  6. Re: The Rome or David Casket, Byzantine, late 9thC

    A cross pattée might only identify an Armenian (or Georgian) if it wasn't used elsewhere by the 9th century, but the back cover of the Lindau Gospels, which was probably produced in the later 8th...
  7. 11th Century Byzantine Illustrations of Soldiers

    11th Century Byzantine Illustrations of Soldiers

    The Portrait Illumination of Basil II, Cod. Marc. gr. 17. f3r, Byzantine, c.1017
    A Byzantine Ivory Casket, Victoria and Albert Museum 247:1,...
  8. Re: The Rome or David Casket, Byzantine, late 9thC

    I have found a photo of the Front of the Rome or David Casket, Byzantine, 898 or 900AD

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    9th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
  9. Re: The Rome or David Casket, Byzantine, late 9thC

    Some of the writing may not have appeared to be by a native Greek, but why (of all the non-Greeks) Armenia was chosen is beyond me.
    The last (and probably the 2nd last) study doesn't attribute it to...
  10. The Rome or David Casket, Byzantine, late 9thC

    Illustrations of The Rome or David Casket, Byzantine, 898 or 900AD
    An ivory casket in the Palazzo Venezia, Rome.
    This casket has had an interesting attribution history. The casket had been...
  11. More 15th Century Illustrations of Hungarians

    The Saint George Legend, Hronský Benadik Monastery Church, Slovakia, (Upper Hungary), portrayed as a Hungarian Knight, 1423
    Marching out of a Hungarian bandery, from the St Elisabeth altar, Košice,...
  12. Negroes & Mamluk or Ilkhanid cavalry in Kitāb al-mawālīd, 13thC

    The Kitāb al-mawālīd (Book of nativities), attributed to Abū Maٔšar, contains pictures of Negroes & armoured Mamluk or Ilkhanid cavalry of the late 13th century. It is written in Arabic but where it...
  13. Illustrations of Sassanid Persian Clibanarii

    Sassanid Persian Clibanarii from The Armies and Enemies of Imperial Rome by Phil Barker & Ian Heath are based on:
    The Sassanid Rock Relief at Firuzabad,
    A Sasanian Cameo of Shapur I vanquishing...
  14. A painted panel of a cassone called the ’Conquest of Trebizond’

    http://images.metmuseum.org/CRDImages/es/web-large/DP106674.jpg
    I was interested to read that the painted panel of a cassone called the ’Conquest of Trebizond’ does not represent an imagined final...
  15. Re: The Holy Grail & Merlin by Robert de Borron, c.1280-1290

    The earliest writing of the Arthurian legend was in France and the earliest story of the Grail was set in France. There was some borrowing of ideas and names from Celtic but it is a romantic story....
  16. Georgian Soldiers on an Icon from Shemokmedi, 11th century

    There are not a lot of medieval Georgian illustrations of warriors.
    Here are Georgian Soldiers on an Icon from Shemokmedi, 11th century...
  17. Re: The Holy Grail & Merlin by Robert de Borron, c.1280-1290

    It is not uncommon for weapons that will cross another figure to be left out, and for background horses legs to be left out to simplify the image.
    No.A good question.Yes. Arthur's father is Uther...
  18. The Holy Grail & Merlin by Robert de Borron, c.1280-1290

    Tales of King Arthur & Merlin by Robert de Borron in MS Français 95, c.1280-1290
    A Crossbowman from L'Estoire del Saint Graal by Robert de Borron
    Five Battles between mounted knights from L'Estoire...
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    Poll: Re: Horsemen Of The Steppe

    There isn't a lot of information on the Daylami warriors from the Elburz mountains south of the Caspian Sea. To start with, here are extracts from a doctoral thesis The military technology of...
  20. Re: Illustration of a Hussite Wagon Fortress, 1437

    Actually motte-and-bailey where motte is a man-made hill.

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  21. [Faction Research] Ríoghachd na h-Alba - Kingdom of Scotland

    Here is a collection of Illustrations of Pictish soldiers and hunters on Pictish stones
    Hilton of Cadboll Stone with hunters on horse and foot, Cadboll, Ross And Cromarty, Scotland, 7th or 8th...
  22. Military Illustrations of Castillian, Andalusians & Moors from the Cantigas de Santa Maria c.1284

    Military Illustrations of Castillian, Andalusians & Moors from the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c.1284
    "The Cantigas de Santa Maria is one of the most notable literary productions of the court of...
  23. Illustration of a Hussite Wagon Fortress, 1437

    Hussite Wagon Fortress, from Johannes Hartlieb's Kriegsbuch c.1437
    A Hussite War-Wagon c.1430 from Armies of the Middle Ages, Volume 2 by Ian Heath, based on the Johannes Hartlieb: 'Kriegsbuch'...
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    Ottonian Infantry in Codex Aureus

    There are a number of manuscripts known as Codex Aureus (Golden book). Ian Heath seems to have based his Ottonian Infantry on the Codex Aureus of Echternach or Codex aureus Epternacensis. This is...
  25. 11th century Catalonian Soldiers in the Roda Bible

    11th century Catalonian Soldiers in Biblia Sancti Petri Rodensis - the Roda Bible, c.1050-1100
    The Roda Bible is a 4 volume 11th (or possibly 10th) century illustrated bible with some additional...
  26. Turkic boot straps and attached garters

    Adapted from CLOTHING ‘The Saljuqs and the post-Saljuq period by Elsie H. Peck
    'A characteristic fashion for rulers and men of high rank in the late 12th and early 13th centuries was tall boots, a...
  27. Re: Ottoman Peiks & similar Persians & Mughals

    In what language?

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    Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
  28. Re: Ottoman Peiks & similar Persians & Mughals

    I have had a reply from RaiTo at militaryphotos.net forum:


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    Persian Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
  29. Re: Ottoman's Mongoloid face ? how would the Ottomans look like

    This undated miniature from Majnoun al Faransi is probably not earlier than the 15th century, probably much later.
    For pre-turkic Persia see:
    'Book of Fixed Stars' (Kitab suwar al-kawakib...
  30. Danish or Swedish knights on the font in Lyngsjo Church, Scania, Sweden, 12th Century

    Dopfunten, Lyngsjö Kyrka, Skåne. Danish or Swedish knights on the font in Lyngsjo Church, Scania, southern Sweden, late 12th century
    King Henry II of England condemns Thomas Becket. Font, Lyngsjo...
  31. Re: Ottoman's Mongoloid face ? how would the Ottomans look like

    You can compare illustrations by Ottomans with illustrations of Ottomans by other Europeans to judge whether it is a matter of style.

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  32. Re: Andalusian & Spanish soldiers in frescos from the Tower of Hercules, Segovia, Spain - 13th century

    Illustrations in the Cantigas de Santa Maria, c.1284 show Muslims with as much armour as Castilians

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  33. Andalusian & Spanish soldiers in frescos from the Tower of Hercules, Segovia, Spain - 13th century

    Andalusian & Spanish soldiers in frescos from the Tower of Hercules, Segovia, Spain - 13th century
    http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah223/druzhina3/13/th/Segovia-Tower_of_Hercules-1_th.jpg
    A...
  34. Andalusian & Spanish soldiers in frescos from the Tower of Hercules, Segovia, Spain - 13th century

    Andalusian & Spanish soldiers in frescos from the Tower of Hercules, Segovia, Spain - 13th century
    http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah223/druzhina3/13/th/Segovia-Tower_of_Hercules-1_th.jpg
    A...
  35. Re: Yuezhi from the frieze of Khaltchayan Reception Hall, north Bactria, 50BC-50AD

    Thanks to 'emilio' at RomanArmyTalk, here are some photos of surviving fragments:
    The seated ruler from Khaltchayan
    The armour-bearer
    A central-asian horse-archer
    The Khaltchayan Cataphract
    A...
  36. Ottoman Turkish Soldiers in the 'Hamse' of Atai, 1721AD

    Ottoman Turkish Soldiers in the Hamse of Atai, 1721AD
    http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag197/druzhina345/Ottoman/Hamse-Walters-W666-6A_th.jpg
    Ottoman Turks Fighting the Polish Army
    A battle...
  37. Re: Yuezhi from the frieze of Khaltchayan Reception Hall, north Bactria, 50BC-50AD

    The painted frieze and other statues from Khaltchayan are in museums in Tashkent according to Iranica online, but it doesn't say which ones.

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  38. Yuezhi from the frieze of Khaltchayan Reception Hall, north Bactria, 50BC-50AD

    Drawings of Yuezhi (Yue-Chi, later Kushan) costume & soldiers from the frieze of Khaltchayan (Khaltchayana or Khatchayan) Reception Hall, 50 BC-50 AD, north Bactria (southern Uzbekistan)



    Does...
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    Late 14th Century Hungarians

    Late 14th Century Hungarians
    Chronica de Gestis Hungarorum of Mark Kálti or Képes Krónika, Hungary, c.1360
    The Saint Ladislaus legend in the Church of Sepsikilyén, Transylvania, second half of the...
  40. Re: Dr Chris Flaherty's 'Ottoman Uniforms' site

    Although the date of publication may be 1805 (the book they are from has not been identified), the date the costumes represent is suspect. Two are reversed, simplified copies of plates after Vanmour...
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