Cavalry from the Balkans. These ligh cavalrymen, Stradiots, were employed by many of the Italian states and were used by the French, who took them to France for employ against the English.

Cavalry from the Balkans. These ligh cavalrymen, Stradiots, were employed by many of the Italian states and were used by the French, who took them to France for employ against the English.

George of Poděbrady and Matthias Corvinus—a painting by Mikoláš Aleš. With George on the right and Matthias on the left, looking unimpressed

George of Poděbrady and Matthias Corvinus—a painting by Mikoláš Aleš. With George on the right and Matthias on the left, looking unimpressed

Crossbow of Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary (reigned 1458–1490)   Date: dated 1489  Geography: possibly Vienna  Culture: Central or Eastern European, possibly Vienna  Medium: Wood, horn, animal sinew, staghorn, birch bark, iron alloy  Dimensions: L. 29 in. (73.7 cm); W. 24 in. (60.9 cm); Wt. 5 lb. 1/2 oz. (2284 g)  Classification: Archery Equipment-Crossbows

Crossbow of Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary (reigned 1458–1490) Date: dated 1489 Geography: possibly Vienna Culture: Central or Eastern European, possibly Vienna Medium: Wood, horn, animal sinew, staghorn, birch bark, iron alloy Dimensions: L. 29 in. (73.7 cm); W. 24 in. (60.9 cm); Wt. 5 lb. 1/2 oz. (2284 g) Classification: Archery Equipment-Crossbows

The Hand-pavise (targe?) of Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary (1443-90; King, 1458) -- Viennese Master, ca 1485-1490 -- Around the combined coat of arms of New Hungary, Bohemia, Dalmatia and Ancient Hungary are grouped the king's further coats of arms and the inscription “Alma genitrix Maria interpella pro rege Mathia”. From the charge on the Hunyadi shield, which impales the central coat of arms, Matthias adopted the surname Corvinus ("The Raven"). -- (Paris, Musée de l'Armée)

The Hand-pavise (targe?) of Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary (1443-90; King, 1458) -- Viennese Master, ca 1485-1490 -- Around the combined coat of arms of New Hungary, Bohemia, Dalmatia and Ancient Hungary are grouped the king's further coats of arms and the inscription “Alma genitrix Maria interpella pro rege Mathia”. From the charge on the Hunyadi shield, which impales the central coat of arms, Matthias adopted the surname Corvinus ("The Raven"). -- (Paris, Musée de l'Armée)

Dish with an allegory of Chastity and the arms of Matthias Corvinus and Beatrice of Aragon, 1476–ca. 1490  Probably Pesaro  Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

Dish with an allegory of Chastity and the arms of Matthias Corvinus and Beatrice of Aragon, 1476–ca. 1490 Probably Pesaro Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

Crossbow of Matthian Corvinus, 1489. Hungarian. Wood, ivory, horn, whalebone, tendon/sinew

Crossbow of Matthian Corvinus, 1489. Hungarian. Wood, ivory, horn, whalebone, tendon/sinew

Birett  Dieses Bild: 008672   Kunstwerk: Textilie ; Kleidung profan ; Birett des Matthias Corvinus(?)  Dokumentation: 1500 ; 1550 ; Wiener Neustadt ; Österreich ; Niederösterreich ; Stadtmuseum ; A 16  Anmerkungen: 250 Höhe , 250 Durchmesser ; Katalog Matthias Corvinus und die Renaissance in Ungarn, 1982,S. 266f

Birett Dieses Bild: 008672 Kunstwerk: Textilie ; Kleidung profan ; Birett des Matthias Corvinus(?) Dokumentation: 1500 ; 1550 ; Wiener Neustadt ; Österreich ; Niederösterreich ; Stadtmuseum ; A 16 Anmerkungen: 250 Höhe , 250 Durchmesser ; Katalog Matthias Corvinus und die Renaissance in Ungarn, 1982,S. 266f

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