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Arms And Armor Gallery

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Choose from 8 pictures in our Arms And Armor collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Shaffron, Steel with gilding, c. 1575. Creator: Unknown
Shaffron, Steel with gilding, c. 1575. Creator: Unknown
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Knife with an Ivory Handle and Qur'anic Inscriptions, Iran, early 19th century
Knife with an Ivory Handle and Qur'anic Inscriptions, Iran, early 19th century
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Helmet with Talismanic Inscriptions, Iran, 18th century. Creator: Unknown
Helmet with Talismanic Inscriptions, Iran, 18th century. Creator: Unknown
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Sheath for a Dagger, c. 1600. Creator: Unknown
Sheath for a Dagger, c. 1600. Creator: Unknown
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Flintlock Pistol, 1700s. Creator: Bortolo Agazzi (Italian); Lazaro Lazarino (Italian)
Flintlock Pistol, 1700s. Creator: Bortolo Agazzi (Italian); Lazaro Lazarino (Italian)
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Three Pieces of an Arrow, First Intermediate- Middle Kingdom, 2123- 1814 BC. Creator: Unknown
Three Pieces of an Arrow, First Intermediate- Middle Kingdom, 2123- 1814 BC. Creator: Unknown
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Armor for Man and Horse with Vols-Colonna Arms, c. 1575. Creator: Unknown
Armor for Man and Horse with Vols-Colonna Arms, c. 1575. Creator: Unknown
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Javelin with Concealed Poignard, 19th Century. Creator: Unknown
Javelin with Concealed Poignard, 19th Century. Creator: Unknown
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Armor for Man and Horse with Vols-Colonna Arms, c. 1575. Creator: Unknown Featured Image

Armor for Man and Horse with Vols-Colonna Arms, c. 1575. Creator: Unknown

Armor for Man and Horse with Vols-Colonna Arms, c. 1575. A knight depended on his horse both as a weapon and a means of defense. He therefore had to take great care to protect his charger. From the 1100s on, knights first covered their steeds in trappings of fabric and later of mail. By around 1400, full steel plate armor for horses was complete. It is possible that this armor made for both man and horse originally belonged to a "garniture," an armor with multiple customized exchange elements that could convert the basic suit to various field and sporting uses. With different pieces of the garniture attached, this suit could have been worn either in battle or in various tournament games. The total combined weight of both the man's and horse's armor is 114 pounds. The etched decoration of this armor is of a type that became fashionable in northern Italy during the late 1500s. It consists of ornamental bands of etched figures, animals, portrait busts, and armor trophies. In addition, a coat of arms is represented seven times in different places--the center of the breastplate and blackplate, the front and back of each pauldron (shoulder defense), and the center of the peytral (horse's breastplate). The coat of arms is that of the Colonna family quartered with another, still unidentified family. It probably belonged to an unknown member of the Vols-Colonna family from the South Tyrol, now part of northern Italy

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