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Title
Saalburg, am Defensiv
Additional title: Roman ballista crew
Names
Georg Buxenstein & Co. (Publisher)
Nebel, Carl (Artist)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Weapons -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1907
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Topics
Arms & armament -- To 499
Forts & fortifications
Autumn
Stone walls
Armies -- Roman -- To 499
Soldiers -- Roman -- To 499
Ballista
Genres
Conjectural works
Postcards
Physical Description
Halftone photomechanical prints
Extent: 14 x 9 cm
Description
One of a series of postcards illustrating activities in the Roman fort of Saalburg on the Empire's frontier with Germany. 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.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1a875e30-c5c0-012f-e3c3-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1907: Created
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Saalburg, am Defensiv" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1907. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4748-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. "Saalburg, am Defensiv" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 1, 2020. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4748-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1907). Saalburg, am Defensiv Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4748-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Saalburg, am Defensiv