Italian soldiers in Pistoia Cathedral, 1376AD

matmohair1

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:wink: Knight of the Obizi family (1355 - 1360) after a
gravestone from the Church of San Francisco, Pistoia
illustrated here by Eduardo Teixeira Coelho



Druzhina said:
:grin: interesting details...


Eastern Roman influences?!

 

Terco_Viejo

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Very interesting...Do you have any real reference to that "winged" sallet?
Or is it (as it seems to be) pure invention emanating from the mind of the artist wanting to represent Roman soldiers from a vision of the 14th century... :lol:
 

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Terco_Viejo said:
Very interesting...Do you have any real reference to that "winged" sallet?
Or is it (as it seems to be) pure invention emanating from the mind of the artist wanting to represent Roman soldiers from a vision of the 14th century... :lol:
Helmets of non-knights are unlikely to survive in a condition where flimsy decorations are preserved.  Do you mean by "reference" a written description? 

Why would wings on helmets be associated with Romans?

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its could also  be a felt or fabric, helmet cover,
albeit with wing or ear like extensions.

The Halberdier Trumpeters, of the Swiss
Canton of Uri, 1470, spring to mind...


Druzhina said:
Terco_Viejo said:
Very interesting...Do you have any real reference to that "winged" sallet?
Or is it (as it seems to be) pure invention emanating from the mind of the artist wanting to represent Roman soldiers from a vision of the 14th century... :lol:
Helmets of non-knights are unlikely to survive in a condition where flimsy decorations are preserved.  Do you mean by "reference" a written description? 

Why would wings on helmets be associated with Romans?
Here's another interesting depiction of Roman winged helmet motifs
Crucifixion wall painting by Orcagana and others, Tuscany, 1360
Arms and Armour of the Crusading Era Vol. 1 by David Nicolle


 

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More wings to compare with,
this time from France...

Manuscript: BNF Latin 10525 Psautier de Saint Louis
1270, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale

 

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What's with the feather headgear? Is this a depiction of reality or some sort of symbolic/fantasy outfit?