Thursday, August 25, 2016

Muzeum Łowiectwa i Jeździectwa in Warszawa - Polish late XVIII century saddle

Salve,
during my trip to Warsaw this month I visited another museum, the Hunting and Horseback Riding Museum, located at the edge of the Royal Łazienki Park complex.
I went there because of but one artifact they have there - namely, a small late XVIII century saddle that has all the appearances of a Polish common saddle of the period. Piotr M. Zalewski, M.A., from the Polish National in Warsaw and  who should publish a book in English on the Polish National cavalry (Kawaleria Narodowa) next year,  has an extensive chapter about the late Polish cavalry equipment, including tack and saddles, in his forthcoming book.

full view

another full view

cantle

another view of the cantle

under the 'hood'

front with bars showing

pommel

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Sketches - Roman horse theme

Salve,
a some Roman horse theme etc






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Sketches - some Saka etc


Salve,

some more of the Saka/Parthian/Bactria etc










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Sketches - some Old Poland theme

Salve,
and some more of my sketches in Old Poland theme







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Sketches - Parthian theme

Ushta Te, -:)
continuing with sketches
a Parthian and ancient Iranian theme, the Parthian varieties after the Tang-e-Sarvak carvings






quick sketch of a Scythian/Skudra


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Sketches - Old Poland theme

Salvete Omnes,

it has been a while since I posted some sketches - so there are some - most pen, brush and paint



after Angus McBride's Babur


my little daughter's notes :)




MyPaint

playing with MarekSzyszko's sketch

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