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Medieval knight on horseback, artwork

Medieval knight on horseback, artwork

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50.4 MB (2.7 MB compressed)

4196 x 4196 pixels

35.6 x 35.6 cm ⏐ 14.0 x 14.0 in (300dpi)

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JOSE ANTONIO PENAS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOSE ANTONIO PENAS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Medieval knight on horseback, artwork. The knight is wearing a suit of plate armour over chain-mail, and is carrying a lance in one hand, and a flanged mace with a spike on the end in the other hand. Both weapons were designed to penetrate the plate armour being worn by opposing knights. The saddle has a high pommel (front) and cantle (rear), keeping the knight in place. The helmet has a pointed, hinged and moveable visor. Full plate armour was in use from around 1420, declining by the 17th century with the advent of firearms capable of penetrating armour.

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