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The man-at-arms on the right is a heavy armoured infantryman of the later 15th century. He wears a kettle hat, brigandine with small sleeves, haubergeon (short mail shirt) with a mail collar, full armour for the limbs, a short sword and a halberd or bill.

The man-at-arms on the right is a heavy armoured infantryman of the later century. He wears a kettle hat, brigandine with small sleeves, haubergeon (short mail shirt) with a mail collar, full armour for the limbs, a short sword and a halberd or bill.

Andrea Mantegna, fresco in the Camera degli Sposi, detail of Ludovico Gonzaga,1465-1474 He is wearing white painted greaves and probably has a cuirasse under his giornea. This was pointed out by Chris Dobson.

Andrea Mantegna, fresco in the Camera degli Sposi, detail of Ludovico He is wearing white painted greaves and probably has a cuirasse under his giornea. This was pointed out by Chris Dobson.

Stirrup, spurs, horseshoe. Detail from Van Eyck's Crucifixion: Jan Van Eyck and Workshop Assistant, Crucifixion & Last Judgment Diptych, c. 1435-40. Oil on canvas, transferred from wood. 33.92 ab. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Detail from Van Eyck's Crucifixion: Jan Van Eyck and Workshop Assistant, Crucifixion & Last Judgment Diptych, c.

Gladiators | Melita InsulaMelita Insula

Gladiator: Etymology: Latin, from gladius sword The Origins of the Gladiatorial Games There is little evidence found to support the true o.

Roman Murmillo Gladiator Statuette, 1st-2nd Century ADA bronze model gladiator of the murmillo type with large rectangular shield and short gladius held ready, armored shoulder and lower legs,...

Roman Murmillo Gladiator Statuette, Century AD A bronze model gladiator of the murmillo type with large rectangular shield and short gladius held ready, armored shoulder and lower legs, deep-brimmed helmet with bird in flight crest.

Gladiator mosaic floor, 3rd century AD, Römerhalle, Bad Kreuznach, Germany

Detail of Gladiator mosaic, two Eques fighting equipped with lance, sword and the traditional small round shield, Römerhalle, Bad Kreuznach Carole Raddato

Mosaic showing a retiarius (net-fighter) named Kalendio fighting a secutor named Astyanax, 3rd century AD, National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid.

Mosaic showing a retiarius (net-fighter) named Kalendio fighting a secutor named Astyanax, century AD, National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid

Curium, Gladiators House

Remains of a Roman mosaic depicting a gladiatorial match. It's interesting to see how art has evolved throughout history.