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Title
Phalange assyrienne
Collection

Wallach Division Picture Collection

Army -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1880 - 1883
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ARMY-Anc
Topics
Armies -- To 499
Daggers & swords -- To 499
Shields -- To 499
Bow and arrow -- To 499
Armies -- Assyrian -- To 499
Soldiers -- Assyrian -- To 499
Genres
Reproductions
Notes
Source note: La vie privée des anciens : dessins d'après les monuments antiques par Cl. Sauvageot. Ménard, René Joseph ; author. Paris : Morel, 1880-1883.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 x 10 cm (2 1/4 x 4 in.)
Description
This picture is labeled “Assyrian phalanx”, but is actually part of a scene showing the siege of a fortified city. The soldiers on the left are advancing to the foot of the walls under cover of their shields (note the arrows from the city’s defenders), while the archer on the right shoots from behind a wicker barrier called a pavise or mantlet. The spearman behind the archer moved the barrier as needed and defended the bowman if he were attacked.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17691926
Barcode: 33333159417811
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f0f3b3d0-c536-012f-f537-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1880: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Phalange assyrienne" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1880 - 1883. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-0954-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Phalange assyrienne" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 28, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-0954-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1880 - 1883). Phalange assyrienne Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-0954-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Phalange assyrienne