cuirass


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medieval body armor that covers the chest and back

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Body armor that wasn't a metal cuirass, such as worn by cavalrymen since the days of Sargon the Great.
He wears a cloaked cuirass, she a tightly ringleted Flavian coiffure that helps date the monument to the late first century (Fig.
In the center of the Army seal is a piece of armor the French called a Roman cuirass. The top of that cuirass is a tightfitting molded piece like the one Batman wears, and the bottom flares out into the pleated skirt worn by Velma in "Scooby Doo."
Some wore a steel helmet, inlaid with gold, and surmounted with Kulgi or black heron's plume: others wore a cap of steel, worked like a cuirass in rings.
A bronze cuirass, a defensive armour for the torso, dating back to 800 BCE and found in France is also encased separately, another symbol of civilisations' growing desire to assert their supremacy over others.
L a r?ception cin?philique et critique de l'oeuvre de S.Eisenstein (La gr?ve, le Cuirass? Potemkine, Octobre, Yvan le terrible...) par les Marocains a toujours focaliser l'attention sur le contenu r?volutionnaire et ?pique de ses films beaucoup plus que sur leur expression plastique et formelle.Aujourd'hui,l'histoire du cin?ma dans nos formations universitaires et professionnelles n'?chappe pas ?
They range from the examination and conservation of a Roman leather cuirass to the experimental exploration of the ancient "soundscape" at Karanis.
it came to dominate his whole outward personality" as "he offered the world a front of pomposity mitigated by indiscretion that was as hard, bright and antiquated as a cuirass."
In this latter extract, the narrator proposes a thesis ("The dress of the rider and the accoutrements of his horse were peculiarly unfit for the traveler in such a country [Palestine]"; Scott 2), and he then enumerates the rider's weighty cuirass:
Fontana's Borghese Minerva Dressing contains the traditional attributes associated with the clothed goddess--including an olive branch or tree, an owl, and military attire with a cuirass or coat of mail, a gorget, a helmet, a shield, and a lance.
Among a new collection of artefacts to mark the era-changing conflict's 200th anniversary is the chilling sight of a French fighter's metal cuirass holed front and back by a single cannonball.
(26-7) Her vivid rendering in this passage would have called immediately to the mind of Woolf's reader the Full Dress Mounted Review Order worn by Officers of the Life Guards, comprised of a red tunic stitched with "gold lace" detail at the cuffs, collar, and tail; a red cloak, trimmed with gold detail, worn during inclement weather; a gold belt and gold sling; a brass "Albert" helmet; a steel cuirass, plated with brass; and a ceremonial steel sword, its bowl decorated with brass regimental insignia.
This is the result: the more Leonia expels goods, the more it accumulates them; the scales of its past are soldered into a cuirass that cannot be removed.
Egyptian monuments, notably the Medinet Habu "sea battle" reliefs, portray them dressed in a cuirass of overlapping metal or leather bands, wearing a horned helmet (often with a spiked disk on top), carrying a round shield and brandishing a long rapier-like sword (see illustration).
That becomes clear from the occurrence of drums, and a type of cuirass not used in the western highlands, from the small reed aprons, one in front, one behind, that were the main items of female dress, the occurrence of objects resembling small shields that were nevertheless used for ritual purposes, and of painted house boards on those men's houses that were deemed sacred.