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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.

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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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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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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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