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Title
Breaching wall fortifications by undermining and battering ram
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Warfare -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1810
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Topics
Drawbridges
Mining
Towers
Military engineers
City walls
Battering rams
Siege warfare
Forts & fortifications
Stone walls
Genres
Conjectural works
Notes
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
Etchings
Hand coloring
Extent: Plate mark 22.5 x 17.5 cm.
Description
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. 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.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 152ac0a0-c5c0-012f-22ba-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1810: Issued
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1810). Breaching wall fortifications by undermining and battering ram Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-473c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Breaching wall fortifications by undermining and battering ram