Horns were, both in Gaul and the East, one of the attributes of command, one of the signs of divine or royal power according to the expression of Eusebius.
Venetian manufactures. Collection of the Emperor Napoleon III. Defensive weapons. Helmet. Baroque period.
Helmet of Muhammad XII. Abu Abdallah. The last Moorish king.
Renaissance helmet. XVI Century. Italian factory. The Museum of Artillery, at Paris, is rich in arms of this kind, and it is no easy matter to make a choice amongst… Read More
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