|Insights from Historical Artwork
very colorful painting from the 1400s of the Turks at Rhodes. A rare early use of
perspective, the piece graphically displays the dead soldiers and their gear. Oddly, no
armor is apparent (common footsoldiers perhaps or the scene after scavenging?). All the
shields are oval teardrop shapes and seven different weapons are visible including
polaxes, halberds, falchions, and slender swords. Note the piled up corpses. Two heads and
one slit throat are visible while two pairs of feet and one hand protrude from the water.
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