|Insights from Historical Artwork
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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