Assault by Medieval Siege Weapon

Assault by Medieval Siege Weapon

C035/9535 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.1MB

Downloadable file size: 6.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Besieging the fortifications of a city in the 16th century with a wheeled breaching tower equipped with various weapon systems. At the top, a body of pikemen and spearmen prepare to make an assault over the walls. From this point as well archers could shoot arrows into the fortification. A projectile-throwing trebuchet or catapult has just launched a fire barrel over the walls and a tower inside as been hit by a missile. Below, soldiers are operating a battering ram. This double-page illustration is from a manuscript presented in 1687 by the Ottoman Court in Constantinople to the French ambassador. It is considered to date from the previous century and depicts an episode in the Ottoman - Hungarian wars.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: archers, arrows, battering ram, besiege, breaching tower, catapult, fortifications, hungarian, missile, ottoman, pikemen, projectiles, siege, soldiers, spearmen, tour roulante, trebuchet, wars 16th century, weapon system, weapons, wheels

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.