|Insights from Historical Artwork
particularly bloody scene from the Maciejowski Bible. On the top left a rider
wielding a large war axe chops into the back of a rider whose horse has collapsed.
Several fighters on the far left show wounds to their head and arms but keep
fighting. The second panel below displays seven different weapons and a transitional
shield style from "kite" to "heater". Central is a lance
penetrating a rider and knocking him back. On the right another two-handed axe
splits a helmet on a rider with wounds to the upper and lower arm. One rider shows his
sword pulled all the way back in delivering a blow. Interestingly, below on the far
right a rider middle is shown escaping but with several major wounds. Note the
unique coloring and pattern on the helmets and the shield emblems. On the ground lie
a severed arm and a head, plus a dagger and lance in bodies. Note how several
figures are still actively fighting despite bleeding from various apparently light wounds.
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