Athenian Officer (5th century BC) - Athenian helmet with chequered crest and horse hair plume - Leather, bronze and linen cuirass - Hoplon shield with Gorgo - Bronze greaves - Phalanx spear - Short broad sword Drawing by C.Giannopoulos for Periskopio Editions
Vanesa Veneziano Hidra
irezumilover: “Snakes in Japanese woodblock prints Prints like these made by Hokusai (top), Utagawa Yoshitsuya (middle), and Ochiai Yoshiiku (bottom) are good reference for actual tattoos. I tend to...
Japanese Woodblock Prints and Decorative Arts
Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print Nakamura Fukusuke I as Nekoma Shintaro, 1854 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Nakamura Fukusuke I as the samurai Nekoma Shintaro, drawing his sword to do battle with a giant rat conjured up by the magician Kanja Yoshitaka.
No. 2 from the series Ten Famous Feats of Tametomo - Tametomo homare no jikketsu (為朝譽十傑) Minamoto no Tametomo in his youth separates two fighting wolf-cubs with his bow. He kept them as pets, naming them Yokaze and Yamao. A rare Kuniyoshi warrior series depicting the heroic feats of the young Tametomo of which this is #2.
Battle of Nagashino Ukiyo-e Painting
This Ukiyo-e painting (by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi ) is showing a General (not sure if it’s someone in particular) launching his troops to attack the castle of Nagashino in 1575. This battle of Nagashino was between the armies of Takeda Katsuyori and the (combined) forces of Tokugawa Ieyasu and Oda Nobunaga. Where most of us still imagen brave samurai warriors fighting eachother with …