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Title
Baliste romaine ; Catapulte
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Weapons -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1911
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Topics
Arms & armament -- To 499
Armies -- Roman+ -- To 499
Ballista
Siege warfare
Catapults (Weapons)
Genres
Book illustrations
Notes
Source note: From Le moyen âge: la Gaule romaine, les invasions, la France féodale, la royauté. (Paris Flammarion 1911) Dayot, Armand, Author.
Physical Description
Halftone photomechanical prints
Extent: 24 x 17 cm
Description
Printed under each picture is "Musée de Saint-Germain" [Now the National Museum of Archaeology in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France]. The top picture shows a "carroballista", or ballista mounted on a cart. A ballista was a huge torsion-powered crossbow which shot large wooden darts. This one is mounted on a wheeled carriage, so that it could be moved about a battlefield as needed, rather than just used from one place as a siege weapon. The bottom picture shows a small catapult. Note the pad for stopping the arm's forward motion, the long handles for cranking the arm back into firing position, and the ball-shaped missile (cast in metal or chipped from stone) in the sling.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1b3ef8c0-c5c0-012f-532c-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

  • 1911: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Baliste romaine ; Catapulte" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1911. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-474a-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. "Baliste romaine ; Catapulte" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 8, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-474a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1911). Baliste romaine ; Catapulte Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-474a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Baliste romaine ; Catapulte