Thursday, December 7, 2017

Glories of Old Poland by Sztolcman - eagles and Madonna

Salvete Omnes,
looking at the presented collection I have decided to add more  images
of eagles, the symbol of Polish Crown and people, and of Madonna
the Holiest of Holy or our Queen of Poland - the Black Madonna of Jasna Gora Monastery - on these gorgets

Madonna from Koden with a votive plate on the right  and  next to it a votive plate from 1611, note the lance shaft being used as a shaft for the cross and religious flag, also hussar swords shown as the noblemen's arms

a votive plate - Madonna with Child with an eagle on her bossom

a White Eagle from Wachock

 most likely XVIII c winged hussar armor and XVI century kapalin helmet (for a retainer perhaps)

a sword - karabela

a mace - bulawa -

a piernacz mace

a kufel (beer stein)

powder flask and spoon and its carrying case 

a cartridge box of the Saxon kings period-  most likely it was the Polish soldiers who invented those cartridge boxes in the XVI century - friend of mine from the National Museum in Warsaw is writing his dissertation on this very subejct

a lamp
 Kontusz sashes



1 comment:

Dario T. W. said...

Updates -

''The fire arrived at the sprawling 500-stall complex on Camino Del Rey about one mile east of Highway 76 a bit before 2 p.m., causing ever-more-frantic public address system calls to move the horses to the facility’s one-mile track.

At first, the barn evacuation was orderly, with trainers doing all they could to coax the glossy and muscular bunch up a slight rise that connected the stables to the track.

- 25 horses confirmed killed

But the wind picked up suddenly, causing embers to surge westward onto barn roofs, engulfing the whole area in thick smoke, whinnies escaping through the gloom interspersed with frantic calls of “behind you” from trainers trying to keep their friends and colleagues from ending up underneath unpredictable hooves.

Now and then, small herds of horses would gallop from the smoke-shrouded barn bloc, sometimes bolting up to the main track and comparative safety, sometimes opting to keep circling their fiery homes, a maelstrom of confused and panicked horseflesh with no clear compass.

Trainer Linda Thrash of Bonsall was in the middle of that confusion, trying to lead the 41 horses that the company she works for stables in barn L at the Downs to safety.

“We tried to keep up with it, stomping on embers and using the hose, but it just started coming so fast that we just couldn’t stay with it,” Thrash said. “Eventually, we just had to turn them loose. There was not time to do anything else.”

Barns, she noted, tend to be full of flammable material that makes keeping up with a wind-driven blaze more difficult.

As dozens, then hundreds of horses were turned out of their stalls, trainers and other personnel tried frantically to get them under control. Eventually, most calmed down enough to be loaded onto trailers destined for the stables at Del Mar Fairgrounds. But there was a time there in the middle of the action where it seemed like many of the horses would never stop moving long enough to be coaxed in the right direction.

With visibility very low, and thousand-pound animals moving in often-random directions, trampling was a very real possibility. But that did not appear to have happened Thursday afternoon. A Downs employee who declined to give his name said he was unaware of any cases where people were run down.

The horses were not so lucky.''