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Underwater.JPG
From the same 1511 manuscript credited to Flavius Vegetius Renatus, this is another of the many outlandish and whimsical illustrations that appear in the last section of the large compilation.This image depicts a warrior fighting underwater,…

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Crazy cannon.JPG
This illustration of a fantastic and somewhat bizarre depiction of a cannon appears in a 1511 manuscript credited to Flavius Vegetius Renatus. Like this image and the image above, the manuscript is filled with several black and white illustrations of…

Nature coats of arms.jpg
These two coats of arms were found in the same nineteenth century Florentine manuscript as the ones above. Both were chosen for the fact that their main illustrations are of nature – on the left, an insignia of two white flowers against a yellow…

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Horse Muzzle.jpg
This horse muzzle was made in Germany in 1556, and would have been used as a decorative piece of apparel for the horse of a night or nobleman. Made out of pierced, chiseled, and tinned steel, this muzzle has several interesting images built into the…

Crossbow 1.jpg
These two items represent extravagantly decorated equipment used explicitly for sport. The crossbow is made of walnut with an engraved staghorn inlay and etched and partially gilded steel. It is covered with intricate etching and details, including…

Field Armor 1.1.jpg
This field armor is a combination of armor sourced from Austria and Germany, and was used in the mid-1500's. Made of etched & partially blackened steel and leather, this armor would have been utilized by a night in battle. The armor's most striking…

Two Coats of Arms.jpg
These two coats of arms can be found in a nineteenth century Florence manuscript filled with a catalog of hundreds of coats of arms. On the left, a red shield with a white Phoenix (a figure of ancient Greek mythology that is part-cat and part-bird)…

Jake.2.JPG
These two depictions of siege engines come from a 1511 manuscript written by Flavius Vegetius Renatus. The black and white images, printed in a book accompanied by several similar images depicting various machines of war, offer a glimpse into the…
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