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

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Warfare -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1866
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Topics
Archers
Sieges
Military standards -- Roman
Slings
City walls
Armies -- Roman -- To 499
Warriors -- To 499
Trumpets -- To 499
Campaigns & battles -- To 499
Genres
Bilderbogen
Conjectural works
Notes
Source note: Münchener Bilderbogen, series. (Munich : Braun und Schneider, 1852-1898).
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Hand coloring
Extent: 16.5 x 30 cm
Description
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.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 16bbaee0-c5c0-012f-1fa7-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1824: Creator Born
  • 1866: Created
  • 1905: Creator Died
  • 2020: 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. "Erstürmung einer Stadt" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1866. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4741-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. "Erstürmung einer Stadt" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 2, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4741-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1866). Erstürmung einer Stadt Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4741-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Erstürmung einer Stadt