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[Breaching wall fortifications by mining and battering ram]

Image ID: 1624235

[Breaching wall fortifications by mining and battering ram] (1810)

Image Details

Image Title

:  [Breaching wall fortifications by mining and battering ram]

Published Date

: 1810

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : col. ; plate mark 22.5 x 17.5 cm.


: The top panel shows (numbered, right to left): 1. Shed sheltering miners digging under the wall. 2. Rolling shield, or mantlet, to protect archers or engineers. 3. Battering ram with roof and walls to protect its operators. 4. Same as 1., but with open sides. Note 2.) Written below image: "Undermining the walls. Below, use of battering ram." Note 3.) The bottom panel shows (numbered, right to left): 5. Siege tower with a battering ram on the first floor and a drawbridge on the second. 6. Open-work siege tower. 7. Battering ram hung from a frame resting against the wall.

Original Source

: From Tableau historique des costumes, des moeurs et des usages des principeaux peuples de l'antiquité et du moyen age. (Metz : Collignon, 1810) Spalart, Robert von, Author.


: Wonders: Images of the Ancient World / Warfare -- Ancient

Source Description

: 1 folder (24 pictures); 1 oversize folder (3 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 1624235

Record ID

: 1762691

Digital Item Published

: 9-18-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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