His Marmoreal Calm

"The formal perfection and clarity of her prose recall the work of one of her heroes, Edward Gibbon. Yet she contemplated and described in rapid, vivid detail scenes of past and present horror that would have robbed even the unflappable historian of the Roman Empire of
his marmoreal calm."
Anthony Grafton, introduction to The Thirty Years War by C. V. Wedgwood

Unknown artist
Siege close helmet
ca. 1635
Northern Italy
Low-carbon steel air-cooled embossed engraved and blackened
Unknown artist
Siege close helmet
ca. 1635
Northern Italy
Low-carbon steel air-cooled embossed engraved and blackened
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    …That tiny unicorn horn.
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    please tell me that thing was put on there to look like a unicorn horn. b/c that’s the coolest idea ever.
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