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Roman ballista crew.

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Roman ballista crew.
Georg Buxenstein & Co. (Publisher)
Nebel, Carl (Artist)

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Weapons -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1907
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON WEAP-Anc
Arms & armament -- To 499
Forts & fortifications
Stone walls
Armies -- Roman+ -- To 499
Soldiers -- Roman -- To 499
Content: Roman legionaries prepare to fire a ballista (dart-throwing engine like a huge crossbow) from the wall of their fort. The soldier at the rear holds the line attached to the trigger, the man in front of him carries a dart and one of the levers used to crank back the firing mechanism, while the legionary in front readies more ammunition. The stooping and crouching poses of the Romans suggests that they are under attack and seeking cover.
Content: Written beneath image: "Georg Buxenstein & Co., Berlin. Roman." Printed on image: [lower left] "Saalburg, am Defensiv (?)." [Saalburg, on the defense.] [lower right] Artist's signature: "Carl Nebel 1907". One of a series of postcards illustrating reconstructions of activities in the Roman fort of Saalburg on the Empire's frontier with Germany.
Physical Description
Halftone photomechanical prints
Extent: 1 post card : col. ; 14 x 9 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1a875e30-c5c0-012f-e3c3-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1907: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Roman ballista crew." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1907. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4748-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Roman ballista crew." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 23, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4748-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1907). Roman ballista crew. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4748-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Roman ballista crew.