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Breaching wall fortifications by undermining and battering ram.

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1624235
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Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Warfare -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1810
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON WARF-Anc
Topics
Drawbridges
Mining
Towers
Military engineers
City walls
Battering rams
Siege warfare
Forts & fortifications
Stone walls
Notes
Content : The top panel shows (numbered, right to left): 1. Shed sheltering miners digging under the wall. 2. Rolling shield, or mantlet, to protect archers or engineers. 3. Battering ram with roof and walls to protect its operators. 4. Same as 1., but with open sides.

Content : The bottom panel shows (numbered, right to left): 5. Siege tower with a battering ram on the first floor and a drawbridge on the second. 6. Open-work siege tower. 7. Battering ram hung from a frame resting against the wall.

Source note: Tableau historique des costumes, des moeurs et des usages des principeaux peuples de l''antiquité et du moyen age. (Metz : Collignon, 1810) Spalart, Robert von, Author.
Physical Description
Form: Etchings ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Note: Hand colored.
Extent: 1 print : col. ; plate mark 22.5 x 17.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: 152ac0a0-c5c0-012f-22ba-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1810: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Breaching wall fortifications by undermining and battering ram." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1810. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-473c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Breaching wall fortifications by undermining and battering ram." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 4, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-473c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1810). Breaching wall fortifications by undermining and battering ram. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-473c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Breaching wall fortifications by undermining and battering ram.