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    Re: German Soldiers in Eneit, or Aeneasroman, by Heinrich von Veldeke, Germany 1215

    German Soldiers with flat toppped helmets in Eneit, or Aeneasroman, by Heinrich von Veldeke, 1215AD
    Ascanius shoots the tame stag of Silviane
    Knights & infantry of Turnus
    Combat of Pallas and...
  2. Earliest depiction of a Western-European kite shield

    I have previously written that Ian Heath's idea that the kite-shaped shield was depicted in Europe for the first time in the 'Codex Aureus of Echternach', (The Gospel of Otto III). Germanisches...
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    Historical depictions of Kushans

    The Kushan Empire was formed by the Yuezhi (their Chinese name), in the Bactrian territories in the early 1st century. It spread to encompass much of Afghanistan, and then the northern parts of the...
  4. Re: Italian soldiers in Pistoia Cathedral, 1376AD

    Note the epaulettes worn by some soldiers.
    http://warfarewest.x10host.com/14/th/Pistoia_Cathedral_Altar-1_th.jpg

    Similar epaulettes are portrayed in the Villani Chronicle, 1390s - Conquest of...
  5. Italian soldiers in Pistoia Cathedral, 1376AD

    I have saved some photos by Hugh McDonald of Italian soldiers on panels from the side of the silver altar-piece in Pistoia Cathedral completed by Francesco di Niccolň and Leonardo di Ser Giovanni of...
  6. Re: Surviving illustrations on silk from the 7th-8th centuries

    Also of interest is that this

    http://warfare.x10host.com/Ancient/th/Coptic-Cavalryman_Textile-Washington_th.jpg
    Coptic, Byzantine, Syrian or Arab Cavalryman on a Coptic Textile, Egypt, 7th...
  7. Surviving illustrations on silk from the 7th-8th centuries

    I find it interesting that multiple examples of an illustration, on perishable material, can survive for over a thousand years.
    The most I have found is seven examples of horse-archers on silk:...
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    'Great Mongol' (Demotte) Shahnama

    I have collected most of the illustrations from the 'Great Mongol' (Demotte) Shahnama, Ilkhanid Tabriz, c.1335.
    This was mutilated by a dealer, Demotte, and is now dispersed in a number of libraries...
  9. Umayyad Illustrations of Costume and Soldiers

    I have collected some historical Umayyad Illustrations of Costume and Soldiers:
    Umayyad Gold Dinar Coin of the Caliph 'Abd al-Malik, AD 685-705
    Umayyad textile with a Sasanian King, Iran or Central...
  10. Re: Illustrations of Hussite soldiers, wagons and standards

    Thanks again Sar1n, very interesting.


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  11. Re: Illustrations of Hussite soldiers, wagons and standards

    Thanks. Google translate from Czech gives me husa and husí for goose(and husy for geese.)

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    Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
  12. Illustrations of Hussite soldiers, wagons and standards

    Germans fighting Hussites in Sammelhandschrift zur Kriegskunst after Johannes Hartlieb. Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek Cod. 3062 Han
    . Hussite handgunners in Armies of the Middle Ages, Volume...
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    Re: Hephthalite Statues of Horsemen

    I have found some more illustrations of these carvings:
    Left view of a horsemen statue, Gool, Jammu region, the State of Jammu and Kashmir, India.
    Relief of horsemen, Gool, Jammu region, the State...
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    Re: Hephthalite Statues of Horsemen

    Thanks Magister Militum Flavius Aetius.

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    Re: Hephthalite Statues of Horsemen

    Who has dated them to the 15th-17th century?

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    Hephthalite Statues of Horsemen

    The Hephthalites invaded and ruled far Northern India in the 5th-7th centuries. These statues may not be in proportion, but have some interesting features:

    Hephthalite Statues of Horsemen, Gool,...
  17. 11th Century Illustrations of Ghaznavids

    I have a few 11th Century Illustrations of Ghaznavids, but I would like more if anyone has one.

    Marble panel with cavalry combat, Ghaznavid, c.1100. David Collection Museum, Copenhagen
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  18. Re: Illustrations from Alhambra, Spain, 14th century

    There is a particular decorated great-helm that the Muslims seem to prefer.
    There are plenty of unarmoured Christian spearmen in other Cantiga illustrations if you care to look. The list I provided...
  19. Re: Illustrations from Alhambra, Spain, 14th century

    In Cantiga 181 The Moroccan army of king Umar al-Murtada routs a rival army of Moroccans under Abū Yūsuf, emir of Benimerines, at Marrakech. Only some banners are Christian. Both sides vanguards wear...
  20. Re: Illustrations from Alhambra, Spain, 14th century

    During the 13th century the best armoured Andalusian cavalry copied Christian Spanish armour fashion, see illustrations of soldiers in Las Cantigas de Santa Maria, c.1284, later armour was much...
  21. Illustrations from Alhambra, Spain, 14th century

    I have collected some images of the Alhambra palace paintings. If you have some of these, let me know:

    The wall paintings of El Partal, Alhambra, Spain, early 14th Century. Also known as the Torre...
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    Carolingian/Ottonian illustrations

    I have extended my collection of illustrations of Carolingian illustrations of soldiers plus those from Germany and Northern Italy:

    Germanic or Slavic Cavalryman on a Gravestone, Magdeburg region,...
  23. Re: Illustrations of 17th Century Persian Soldiers

    There is a little info in Renaissance Warfare, Part 18: Persians and other easterners by George Gush

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  24. 10th century Spanish Soldiers in a Visigothic-Mozarabic Bible

    10th century Spanish Soldiers in a Visigothic-Mozarabic Bible
    http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=12772&d=1397207751

    Goliath Challenges the Israelites
    Victory of the...
  25. Illustrations of Moghuls in the Akbarnama

    "The Akbarnama (Book of Akbar) was commissioned by the emperor Akbar as the official chronicle of his reign. It was written by his court historian and biographer Abu'l Fazl between 1590 and 1596 and...
  26. Illustrations in the Ripoll (or Farfa) Bible, Catalonia, Spain, ca. 1027-1032

    Ripoll Bible (Farfa Bible), Catalonia, Spain, ca. 1027-1032
    This contains some of the earliest depictions of kite and almond shields in the West.
    Ripoll Bible Folio 1r 5th register, Joshua defeats...
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    Late 15th century Hungarians

    I have updated my collection of historical illustrations of late 15th century Hungarians:
    The Saint Ladislaus legend in the Register of Hungarian Students in Vienna, 1453
    Filippo Scolari, 1455, a...
  28. Illustrations of 17th Century Persian Soldiers

    I had previously found the source document for some of the Persian soldiers that appear in George Gush's Renaissance Warfare. It is Dr. Kaempfer's Album of Persian Costumes and Animals, 1684-5,...
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    Ottoman Janissaries with huge plumes

    There is a belief that the huge plumes sometimes shown worn by Ottoman Janissaries were the invention of a west European artist. Is it so?
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  30. Byzantine or Byzantine influenced illustrations from the 15th century

    Byzantine or Byzantine influenced illustrations from the 15th century:
    The Betrayal, Mural in Agios Georgios, Artos, Crete, c.1401AD
    Equestrian portrait of Constantine on a gold medal, by Antonio...
  31. Re: Sassanian riding a horse facing backwards

    As an example from 16th century India: Hamid Bakari is punished by being mounted backwards on an ass. A Moghul illumination in the Akbarnama.

    An example from 16th century Ottoman Empire:...
  32. Re: Sassanian riding a horse facing backwards

    Did the Parthians sit backwards on a horse while hunting and shooting a bow? What evidence do you have that they did?

    Druzhina345
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  33. Re: Andalusian costume in illustrations from The story of Bayad and Riyadh, 13th century

    Yes, photobucket suddenly stopped allowing 'third party hosting' (hotlinking) except to the most expensive subscription.
    imgur does not allow hotlinking.

    I am working on this, you can post or PM...
  34. Sassanian riding a horse facing backwards

    Moya Catherine Carey uses a silver-gilt plate (Sasanian period) Iran Bastan Museum 1275, Tehran, for the typical costume on Sasanian royal hunting plates:...
  35. Re: Skythian illustrations of costume and soldiers

    Some more ancient illustrations of Skythians:
    A Scythian Plaque with a hare hunt from Kul’ Oba, northern Black Sea region, first half of the 4th century BC, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg...
  36. Re: Andalusian costume in illustrations from The story of Bayad and Riyadh, 13th century

    Unfortunately, the last pages are missing.

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  37. Andalusian costume in illustrations from The story of Bayad and Riyadh, 13th century

    All the illustrations in:
    Bayad and Riyadh (Hadith Bayad wa Riyad), 13th century Andalusian costume, Spain
    http://forums.totalwar.org/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=6827&d=1346639646
    f. 1r....
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    Soldiers of the Jacobite Rebellions

    I have collected some illustrations of Soldiers of the Jacobite Rebellions period:

    Lord Mungo Murray (1668-1700), a Scotish Highland Chieftain, by John Michael Wright
    Kenneth Sutherland, 3rd Lord...
  39. John Rous’ 'Pageant of the Birth, Life and Death of Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick'

    A useful source for arms, armour and costume of the 15th century, selected illustrations of military interest from:
    Pageant of the Birth, Life and Death of Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick...
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    Re: Byzantines invented the Sallet?

    What about Goliath's helmet in the Paris Psalter, Byzantine, 10th century?
    or Helmets in 'Iranians leave the castle of Farwad', Seljuk, late 12th early 13th centuries AD?

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    Byzantine...
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