Roman relief depicting soldiers with Barbarian captives, detail from sarcophagus, National Archaeological Museum, Rome.
Roman civilization, 4th century BCE. Pair of bone carvings of warriors, from Praeneste (Palestrina, Lazio Region, Italy).
Sleeping guard at the Holy Sepulcher from a carving on the cover of the Sacramentary of Henry II (BSB Clm 4456), dated to the close of the 10th century. The guard is wearing a short sleeved mail shirt over his tunic. Note the typical multiple folds on the lower sleeves. Unlike many other illustrations suggest, this shield appears to be only gently domed. The edge features a reinforcement strip that is fixed by means of rivets or nails. Likewise lines of dots along the fine edges of the…
Bronze helmet and gold funerary mask. 530-510 BC. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
16th century Polish armor composed of 1074 plates, National Museum, Cracow, Poland
Nine plate folding helmet
Pergamum, Berlin Heads from the Telephos Frieze The Telephos was the mythic founder of Pergamum.
Head of Ares, God of War, early 2nd century. After the Greek original of the 420s BC, by Alkamenes. The equivalent of Ares in the Roman pantheon was Mars. Found in the collection of The Hermitage, St Petersburg.
Vase depicting the warrior's departure, ancient Greece.