Thursday, February 2, 2023

Broń zaczepna i odporna w Polsce - Bolesław Starzyński

Salvete Omnes Poloni -:)


 

dwór w Zahińcach, zniszczony w 1917 roku podczas Rewolucji Bolszewickiej na Ukrainie

 

[in Polish]


 Bolesław Starzyński (1834-1917) rzeźbiarz, kolekcjoner, bibliofil, także artysta pędzla i piórka, i kustosz polskiej kultury 

 


wspierając się  swoją ogromną kolekcją sztuk pięknych i księgozbiorem godnym biblioteki w Upsaki ( dowcip to oczywiscie, skądinąd wiadomo, że księgozbiór starodruków w tej szwedzkiej bibliotece pochodzi z rabunków w Rzplitej Obojga Narodów) w majątku Zahińce na Podolu,  stworzył piórkiem i pędzlem cykl albumów dotyczących broni, zbroji, sztandarów, rzędów końskich etc epoki głównie przed-rozbiorowej.

słynny Orzeł Wazów - mój post po angielsku o tym Orle Vasa Eagle?


Seria pod tytułem Broń zaczepna i odporna w Polsce
Broń zaczepna i odporna w Polsce tom 1

 


Broń zaczepna i odporna w Polsce tom 2

Broń zaczepna i odporna w Polsce tom 3

parę grafik z rzędami końskimi z tych tomów:















Broń zaczepna i odporna w Polsce tom 4

Broń zaczepna i odporna w Polsce tom 5




Broń zaczepna i odporna w Polsce tom 6

 




 można też postudiować grafiki (tj pooglądać i/lub ścigać) z 'wiki commons' (acz tylko tomy 1, 2, 3, 4) lub z portalu polskiej Biblioteki Narodowej Polona.

z dziela 4-ta serja rozgromionych fworow kresowych - Antoniego Urbanskiego.

Zbiory w Zahińcach


zdjęcia rzeźb pana Bolesława -








Valete

Monday, January 30, 2023

Emperor Ferdinand III in portrait paintings

 Salvete Omnes,

 

wearing a very splendid riding coat known as a cassock/casaque

January 2023 almost over - so I am winding up this month with a collection of portraits showing Ferdinand III who was the Holy Roman Emperor, King of Hungary and King of Bohemia (Bohemia included  most of the duchies of Silesia, with the Piast dynasts slowly dying out during this reign ) .

Ferdinand III (1608-1657) was an able military commander during the XXX years war, especially famous for the battle of Nordlingen, won together with his cousin cardinal-infante Ferdinand of Austria over the protestant armies.



during his life Ferdinand III  was subject of a number of portraits, and some of them show him in great armor, on horseback and in this other realm national costume - Kingdom of Hungary attire.

by all appearances this warhorse might be a Spanish one



King of Bohemia and Hungary

great Hungarian attire - including a delia riding coat



Nota bene emperor Ferdinand was married first to Maria Anna of Austria, his cousin.

and his second wife was Eleonora Gonzaga princess of Mantua etc - their 2nd daughter was a Queen of Poland etc.
and an allegorical  print from his reign 


valete

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Nicola di Cosmo- a lecture worth your while

 Salvete Omnes,


I would like to point your 'horses' towards this lecture (Yt) - prof. Nicola di Cosmo, titled: the Early Great Wall  and the Formation of the Silk Road



Professor talks about the Warring States in the Chinese history, especially the three northern state of Qin, Zhao and Yan, and their trading gold, silver, silk etc for for horses and cattle, furs etc  with the pastoral nomads of the northern frontier et al., creating mutual dependencies and alliances and cultural borrowing - eg the saddles and horse tack(as evidenced by the horse tack in the emperor Qin Shiq Huang Di Terracotta Army & cavalry ), riding coat, riding pants, riding boots etc from the nomads.




All in all it is a very interesting lecture delivered in an easy manner, whereas the knowledge presented is vast and while the field of ancient Chinese and Eurasian archaeology  is still expanding.

lance heads

the Ordos Loop of the Yellow River, the vast grasslands that were the nomadic heaven in the old Chinese history

Han cavalry on the fines fine steeds Chinese empires would have produced

animal style of Eurasian steppe- from the western Eurasia to Manchuria and south into Warring States





Two maps showing the early Warring States period (with various barbarian or non-Chinese groups outside the 'Han' Chinese cumulative territory ) and the end or the Qin unification:



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Valete