Legacy of the Bieth

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evandahm:

D&D character number…. seven? David’s character Asif, an elven mage seeking revenge in a country where magic is illegal! cool

evandahm:

D&D character number…. seven? David’s character Asif, an elven mage seeking revenge in a country where magic is illegal! cool

art-of-swords:

Flyssa Sword with Scabbard

  • Dated: circa 1900
  • Place of Origin: Algeria

The sword has a slightly curved blade, decorated for the entire length with brass inlays depicting geometrical motifs. The back surface is decorated en suite. It has a brass hilt with iron base, engraved, while the pommel is shaped as a animal head. The wooden scabbard is richly sculpted with geometrical motifs.

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The Vikings may not have had horned helmets, but it looks like other folks did…

(Source: eBay auction)

The Vikings may not have had horned helmets, but it looks like other folks did…

(Source: eBay auction)

mughalshit:

Handle for a Peacock-Feather Fly Whisk (morchal)
India, Mughal, late 18th century
Light green nephrite jade inlaid with rubies set in gold

For more on fly whisks, see here.

mughalshit:

Handle for a Peacock-Feather Fly Whisk (morchal)

India, Mughal, late 18th century

Light green nephrite jade inlaid with rubies set in gold

For more on fly whisks, see here.

dduane:

mughalshit:

Armor
India, Mughal, 18th century
Helmet: steel, silver leaf, engraved and gilt decoration; Mail-coat: silver, copper, brass; lining: velvet, copper nails;Arm-pieces: steel, silver leaf; lining: velvet, chased and gilt decoration;Corselet: steel; silver leaf, chased and gilt decoration; lining: velvet

It is often difficult to distinguish Safavid arms and armor from those used in Mughal India. The two empires had strong cultural links, and there was considerable circulation of objects and artisans between the two regions. A reliable attribution can often only be made on the basis of inscriptions or typical decorative elements. The armor presented here exemplifies a type found in both India and Iran but the “lattice and blossom” decoration is typically Indian. If they were to be able to charge, stop to fight, and retreat while harassing the enemy with volleys of arrows, the cavalry needed to be as mobile and light as possible. This requirement is revealed in their protective armor, for although it provided a high level of protection, it was not heavy, and did not weigh them down or impede their movements. Indian and Persian armor was very flexible. Only the most important parts of the body – the chest and other areas exposed to blows (the forearms and the head for example) – were heavily protected by plate armor, which was decorated on the outside, and lined with textile inside.


(attn: @petermorwood)

dduane:

mughalshit:

Armor

India, Mughal, 18th century

Helmet: steel, silver leaf, engraved and gilt decoration;
Mail-coat: silver, copper, brass; lining: velvet, copper nails;
Arm-pieces: steel, silver leaf; lining: velvet, chased and gilt decoration;
Corselet: steel; silver leaf, chased and gilt decoration; lining: velvet

It is often difficult to distinguish Safavid arms and armor from those used in Mughal India. The two empires had strong cultural links, and there was considerable circulation of objects and artisans between the two regions. A reliable attribution can often only be made on the basis of inscriptions or typical decorative elements. The armor presented here exemplifies a type found in both India and Iran but the “lattice and blossom” decoration is typically Indian.
If they were to be able to charge, stop to fight, and retreat while harassing the enemy with volleys of arrows, the cavalry needed to be as mobile and light as possible. This requirement is revealed in their protective armor, for although it provided a high level of protection, it was not heavy, and did not weigh them down or impede their movements. Indian and Persian armor was very flexible. Only the most important parts of the body – the chest and other areas exposed to blows (the forearms and the head for example) – were heavily protected by plate armor, which was decorated on the outside, and lined with textile inside.

(attn: @petermorwood)