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Behind the Horizon by SpeculumHistoriae Behind the Horizon by SpeculumHistoriae
May 2010 - Rocca Canavese

Lorenzo

Piedmont "miles" of the first half of the eleventh century.
He wears a variety of weapons depicted in miniatures and sculptures of Germanic area between the IX and X century. The German influence seems plausible, as that Piedmont was part of the Holy Roman Empire, and that many times the emperors went down to Italy with their troops to follow. He wears a chain mail hauberk with short sleeves, a spangenhelm, and a padded coat, whose existence is only supposed in the XI century. Carries a round shield with central grip, and a sword with the typical "Brazilian Walnut" pommel. An integral part of the arsenal, although not depicted here, was also the spear.

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Miles piemontese della prima metà dell'XI secolo.
Indossa un armamento raffigurato in molteplici miniature e sculture di area germanica tra il IX e il X secolo. L'influenza tedesca appare verosimile, dato che il Piemonte era parte del Sacro Romano Impero, e che più volte gli Imperatori scesero in Italia con al seguito le loro truppe. Indossa un usbergo in maglia di ferro a maniche corte, un elmo a spicchi (spangenhelm) e una giubba imbottita, la cui esistenza nell'XI secolo è solo supposta. Porta uno scudo rotondo ad impugnatura centrale e una spada con il tipico pomo a "noce brasiliana". Parte integrante dell'armamentario, anche se qui non è raffigurata, era anche la lancia.

The band Gotland ([link]) used it for the cover of their "Behind the Horizon" EP.

Featured here [link] by :iconzenoxen:
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:iconorestix:
Orestix Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015

May I use his pose and part of his equipment for a little historical caricature, please?

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SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Yes sure!Please link me the final result, I'd be glad to see it :)
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Great image. 
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RolfDevinci Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Excellent shot!
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Bardulf Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Were chainsaws were in use during the 11th Century? Seriously, this is a beautiful photo. Good atmosphere, composition & lighting. The costume & weapons are perfect. Well done.
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An-AngryBird Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Chainsaw? What's that? A giant razed this forest, my fellow warrior.
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SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner May 20, 2013   Artisan Crafter
You know, I never noticed that particular :XD: you're right.. It's perhaps the only thing that ruins the picture!
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DannDacryalrecca Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Completely awesome and inspiring!
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Grey-Wyvern Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
So epic and inspiring! :iconloveloveplz:
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:iconkineticrogue:
kineticrogue Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Beautiful capture!
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SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D
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:iconmortuhm:
Mortuhm Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful!
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SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D
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:icondewfooter:
Dewfooter Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great outfit and scenery. Very atmospheric photo too. :D
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:iconspeculumhistoriae:
SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Thanks man, glad you like it :dance:
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WhiteKimahri Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Che foto affascinante!
La ripresa è suggestiva, e il costume - per quanto poco io ne capisca - molto accurato! :clap:
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SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Grazie, lieto che ti piaccia :D
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Rachelevans1013 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Writer
What a great photo! :rose:
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SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Glad you like it :D
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Rachelevans1013 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Writer
:blowkiss:
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LadyDeddelit Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
che bella questa foto :D
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SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Lieto che ti abbia colpito :aww:

In effetti nonostante sia una delle prime che abbiam fatto resta a mio parere la migliore, piace un sacco anche a me :D
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LadyDeddelit Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
di che :D
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:iconseawaterwitch:
seawaterwitch Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
WOW! *__*
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SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner May 24, 2011   Artisan Crafter
:dance:
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SicilianValkyrie Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Amazing photograph!
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SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Thank you :dance:
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SicilianValkyrie Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconzenoxen:
Zenoxen Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Featuring it in: [link]

Amazing pic! I wish I had the money to buy this sort of equipment...
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SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner May 2, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Wow, thanks for featuring it!
Really glad you liked tis pic so much, I think it's probably the best we've done ;)
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Zenoxen Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's realy amazing! and a great inspiration!

I mean, I'm writting a book about the Vikings, and I've hit a snag with the ending.
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SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner May 2, 2011   Artisan Crafter
I guess a good ending is always hard to find :)
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Zenoxen Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Think you can lend me a hand? I'll include you in the thanks!

The character is supposed to kill the guy that killed his parents, and die after it, so that he can go to Vahalla...any ideas?
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SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner May 2, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Mmm...

Well, I saw a good Idea on a comic book named Northlanders.
There, the main carachter disarms the bad guy before kill him, not giving him a warrior's death: so, they'll not meet again in the Valhalla :XD:
I really liked it, could be an idea ;)
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Zenoxen Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah...sounds nice, but the main character is supposed to die an epik death!
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SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner May 2, 2011   Artisan Crafter
So, why not a duel on a flaming drakkar?

Our hero reaches the bad guy who is sailing away and set his ship on fire, before challenging him to the final duel.
At the end, our hero wins, but around him there are only hopeless flames and a sure, glorious death..

Epicness!
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roblfc1892 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
nice
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SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D
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T-Brother Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
bella
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SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Grazie ;)
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:iconisissousa:
isissousa Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011   Digital Artist
Your shots are so pictoresque! I already see "paintings" when I look at them :D
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SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Thank you, said from an artist that is high praise! :D
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:iconmegalobo:
megalobo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed, your best shot for sure!
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greekviking Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
respect to the photographer!
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:iconpenguinton:
Penguinton Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Woah is that an amazing shot! o.o
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strangeillusion Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant!
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red-gold-sparks Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great shot. I love staging photo shoots in the fog :)
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:iconegilsterkr:
EgilSterkr Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Great pic! You have the same Shield model that we use! .[link] keep on training/ fighting!
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acegallagher Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is very epic! Wonderful shot; that fog makes it very mysterious!
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piri-666 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wooow, excellent. I love this photo :D
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