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Title
Roman siege equipment
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Weapons -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1785
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
Shields -- To 499
Drills (Equipment)
Siege warfare
Genres
Reconstructions
Notes
Source note: Costume des anciens peuples, à l'usage des artistes. Dandré-Bardon, Michel François ; 1700-1783 ; author. Paris : Alexandre Jombert, 1784-1785. 2 v. Nouvelle édition rédigée par M. Cochin.
Physical Description
Etchings
Extent: 26.5 x 19.5 cm
"13e. Cer." "2e. Part. Pl. 39"--lettered on image at top. Keyed A through H on image.
Description
This picture shows Roman siege equipment. A. and B. are roofs used to shelter men working a battering ram or digging under a wall. C. is a mantlet, a rolling shield used to protect archers. D. is a bow-operated drill for boring between and loosening stones in a wall. E. is part of another rolling shed. F. (?) G. and H. are Roman soldiers making a "testudo" (turtle) formation by overlapping their shields. This gave protection from enemy missiles while approaching a wall or gate.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1cda0190-c5c0-012f-1fae-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

  • 1785: 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. "Roman siege equipment" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1785. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-474f-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. "Roman siege equipment" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 3, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-474f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1785). Roman siege equipment Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-474f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Roman siege equipment