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[Roman siege equipment]

Image ID: 1624254

[Roman siege equipment] (1785)

Image Details

Image Title

:  [Roman siege equipment]

Published Date

: 1785


: Wood engravings

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 26.5 x 19.5 cm.


: 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 enem ....
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Original Source

: From Costume des anciens peuples, à l'usage des artistes. (Paris : Alexandre Jombert, 1784-1785) Dandré-Bardon, Michel-François (1700-1783), Author. Cochin, Charles Nicolas (1715-1790), Author.


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

Source Description

: 1 folder (8 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 1624254

Record ID

: 1762710

Digital Item Published

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

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