Insights from Historical Artwork

Again from the bloody Maciejowski Bible, two biblical scenes depicted with appropriate violence. Above, note the foot soilder on the far left with axe and metal gorget. Next to him a spearman stabs a fallen victim.  Above a rider wounded in the head and with a lance in his chest is gutted by  another rider using a dagger!  Above him two figures show major head wounds through their mail coifs.  On the far right the king is gutted.   The second panel shows several figures in the wagon with upper shoulder wounds.   Many receive the ubiquitous "Maciejowski" head blow.  On the ground lie two heads and a figure with several major wounds incuding his intestines exposed through his armor.

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