July 15, 2014
sekigan:

Samouraï ! | SAMOURAÏ | Pinterest

sekigan:

Samouraï ! | SAMOURAÏ | Pinterest

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June 28, 2014

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May 6, 2014

historia-polski:

Polish royal armor currently housed at the Livrustkammaren (Royal Armory) in Stockholm, Sweden:

Parade armor belonging to Zygmunt II August, King of Poland, Grand Duke of Lithuania, and last of the Jagiellonian dynasty.  

Boyhood armor belonging to Władysław IV Waza, King of Poland, Swedish prince, and Tsar of Russia.  

Munition armor belonging to Władysław IV Waza, King of Poland, Swedish prince, and Tsar of Russia. 

Parade shield belonging to Zygmunt II August, King of Poland, Grand Duke of Lithuania, and last of the Jagiellonian dynasty.

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May 4, 2014
blakjck:

 

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blakjck:

 

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May 3, 2014

japaneseaesthetics:

Sleeves (kote); Signed Myōchin Ki no Munesada saku (made by Myōchin Ki no Munesada); Mid-Edo period, 1790s, Japan; Iron, silver.  © The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas

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May 2, 2014

japaneseaesthetics:

Armor with the features of a tengu (tengu tōsei gusoku), Late Edo period, 1854, Japan.   Iron, lacquer, plant fibers, brocade, feathers, fur, © The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas

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April 29, 2014
japaneseaesthetics:

Armor with the features of a tengu (tengu tōsei gusoku), Late Edo period, 1854, Japan.   Iron, lacquer, plant fibers, brocade, feathers, fur, © The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas

japaneseaesthetics:

Armor with the features of a tengu (tengu tōsei gusoku), Late Edo period, 1854, Japan.   Iron, lacquer, plant fibers, brocade, feathers, fur, © The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas

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April 27, 2014
lich-tung:

spectralbird:

Breastplate of the Hindu Goddess Varahi
18th or 19th century Kerala, India
Image Honolulu Museum of Art

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lich-tung:

spectralbird:

Breastplate of the Hindu Goddess Varahi

18th or 19th century Kerala, India

Image Honolulu Museum of Art

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April 13, 2014

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April 5, 2014
historynet:

King James II of England’s Harquebusier armour, 1686. The faceplate is decorated with the royal Coat of Arms. Not strictly a uniform but cool nonetheless, picture of full armour in comments. [600x766]

historynet:

King James II of England’s Harquebusier armour, 1686. The faceplate is decorated with the royal Coat of Arms. Not strictly a uniform but cool nonetheless, picture of full armour in comments. [600x766]

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March 26, 2014
fishstickmonkey:




Breastplate



Iran, 15th century
Arms and Armor
Steel with silver inlay
24 x 39 in. (61.0 x 99.0 cm)
The Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, gift of Joan Palevsky (M.73.5.729a-j)
LACMA

fishstickmonkey:

Breastplate

Iran, 15th century

Arms and Armor
Steel with silver inlay
24 x 39 in. (61.0 x 99.0 cm)
The Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, gift of Joan Palevsky (M.73.5.729a-j)

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March 13, 2014
ryusuikan:


I’m not a fighter, but in my mind I’mfighting every day. ‘What’s new? What amI doing?’ I’m fighting myself. My soul issamurai. My roots aren’t samurai, but mysoul is.

Masaharu Morimoto

ryusuikan:

I’m not a fighter, but in my mind I’m
fighting every day. ‘What’s new? What am
I doing?’ I’m fighting myself. My soul is
samurai. My roots aren’t samurai, but my
soul is.

Masaharu Morimoto

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March 12, 2014
fishstickmonkey:

Breastplate with the Head of Medusa   Bronze; cast. 41x44 cm  Scythian Culture. 4th century BC  Russia  Source of Entry:   Russian Academy of the History of Material Culture in Petrograd. 1919
© State Hermitage Museum

fishstickmonkey:

Breastplate with the Head of Medusa
Bronze; cast. 41x44 cm
Scythian Culture. 4th century BC
Russia
Source of Entry:   Russian Academy of the History of Material Culture in Petrograd. 1919

© State Hermitage Museum

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March 2, 2014

yajifun:

Eiyu gashi (Pictures of Historical Heroes) / Eisen

英雄畫史 渓斎英泉 1836年頃

源義經之甲冑 紅糸威 鞍馬寺所蔵

"鍬形ハ慈姑形也其葉澤瀉に似たりくわゐがたの畧語にてくわ形と云なり"

同鎧 紅糸綴

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February 24, 2014
archaicwonder:

Greek Bronze Muscle Cuirass, c. 4th century BC
The muscle cuirass or heroic cuirass was cast to fit the wearer’s torso and styled to mimic an ideal male physique. These first appear in late Archaic Greece and became widespread throughout the 5th and 4th centuries BC.
This particular cuirass’ girth increases in the lower torso to make it possible for the man who wore this to ride a horse comfortably while still wearing his armor.  Although the heavy muscle cuirass would have afforded sturdy protection, in practical terms it might have been too cumbersome, not to mention cost prohibitive, for regular use by an infantryman. The main purpose of the highly figured cuirass was to impress, and it was most likely reserved for military reviews and parades.
The cuirasses were cast in two pieces, the front and the back, then hammered. They were a development from the early Archaic bell-shaped cuirass, weighing about 25 pounds. Examples from the 5th century BC have been found in the tombs of Thracians, whose cavalrymen wore them. The earliest surviving depiction in Greek sculpture seems to be an example on a sculptural warrior’s torso found on the acropolis of Athens and dating around 470 – 460 BC. The muscle cuirass is also depicted on Attic red-figure pottery, which dates from around 530 BC and into the late 3rd century BC.

archaicwonder:

Greek Bronze Muscle Cuirass, c. 4th century BC

The muscle cuirass or heroic cuirass was cast to fit the wearer’s torso and styled to mimic an ideal male physique. These first appear in late Archaic Greece and became widespread throughout the 5th and 4th centuries BC.

This particular cuirass’ girth increases in the lower torso to make it possible for the man who wore this to ride a horse comfortably while still wearing his armor.  Although the heavy muscle cuirass would have afforded sturdy protection, in practical terms it might have been too cumbersome, not to mention cost prohibitive, for regular use by an infantryman. The main purpose of the highly figured cuirass was to impress, and it was most likely reserved for military reviews and parades.

The cuirasses were cast in two pieces, the front and the back, then hammered. They were a development from the early Archaic bell-shaped cuirass, weighing about 25 pounds. Examples from the 5th century BC have been found in the tombs of Thracians, whose cavalrymen wore them. The earliest surviving depiction in Greek sculpture seems to be an example on a sculptural warrior’s torso found on the acropolis of Athens and dating around 470 – 460 BC. The muscle cuirass is also depicted on Attic red-figure pottery, which dates from around 530 BC and into the late 3rd century BC.

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