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Erstürmung einer Stadt.

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Erstürmung einer Stadt.
Additional title: Storming of a city.
Leutemann, H. (Heinrich) (1824-1905) (Artist)

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Warfare -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1866
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON WARF-Anc
Military standards -- Roman+
City walls
Armies -- Roman+ -- To 499
Warriors -- To 499
trumpets -- To 499
Campaigns & battles -- To 499
Content: Roman soldiers storm a Greek city. In the left background, a siege tower has been moved up to the city walls, and a ramp has been lowered from it to let the Romans cross to fight with the defenders. In the left foreground, archers and slingers fire at the defenders (top center), who are fighting back from their walls with arrows, spears and stones. A Roman trumpeter, in his distinctive wolf-skin headdress, sounds the signal for the attack. In the center, Roman soldiers hold up their shields for protection against the defenders' missiles as they fight their way through the wall where the city gate has been battered down. The legion's standard-bearer, wearing a wolf-skin like the trumpeter, leads the way, holding aloft the eagle insignia. At the far right, the city's soldiers are fighting to carry away one of their wounded or dead leaders while, behind them, civilians flee for sanctuary to a temple. On the far left, in the distance, is the Roman besiegers' camp with its wall and tents.
Source note: Münchener Bilderbogen, series. (Munich : Braun und Schneider, 1852-1898).
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Hand colored.
Extent: 1 print : col. ; 16.5 x 30 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 16bbaee0-c5c0-012f-1fa7-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1824: Creator Born
  • 1866: Created
  • 1905: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Erstürmung einer Stadt." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1866. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4741-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Erstürmung einer Stadt." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 29, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4741-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1866). Erstürmung einer Stadt. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4741-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Erstürmung einer Stadt.