Rook or Pawn Chess Piece | Scandinavian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Armed and ready for battle, the standing warrior appears in full body mail and a long cloak. He hunches his shoulder slightly, as if from the weight of his armor, and yet has an open, almost smiling face
Chasse of Champagnat | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Inscription: (Surrounding figure on left): MA / RIA (Mary)(Surrounding figure in center): A / W (Alpha, Omega)(Surrounding figure on right): MARCIA / LIS ([Saint] Martial)
Four-Plate Helmet | Central or Western Europe | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Laking, Guy Francis, Charles Alexander Cosson, and Francis Henry Cripps-Day. A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries. Vol. I. London: G. Bell & Sons, 1920. pp. 45–46, fig
The Crusades | Knights & Armor
As Islam spread after its inception in the 7th century C.E., the lands held sacred by Christians fell under Moslem rule. The pope, Urban II, in 1095 C.E. began the pursuit of reconquering these former…
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Plaque of St. Simon | German | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Plaque of St. Simon Date: 12th century Culture: German Medium: Champlevé enamel, copper-gilt Dimensions: Overall: 5 1/4 x 2 9/16 x 1/16 in. (13.4 x 6.5 x 0.2 cm) Classification: Enamels Credit Line: Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941 Accession Number: 41.100.142 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Today's research picture, via Elizabeth Chadwick. Taken from the Hereford Cathedral booklet - King Stephen's chair - a 12th century chair, Made for a visit of King Stephen to Hereford Cathedral in 1138.