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Finnish-Swedish soldier in a wall painting in
Guard at the Holy Sepulchre.
A larger image of Finnish-Swedish soldier in a wall painting in Rymättylä/Rimito Church, Finland, c.1520.
Aihe Kristuksen ylösnousemus ja nukkuva sotilas.
Aiheen tarkenne kalkkimaalaus pohjoisseinä, länsiholvin kohdalla.
Aiheen paikat Rymättylä, Rymättylän kirkko
Aiheen aika 1520
Tekijä(t) Welin P. O., kuvaaja
Valmistuspaikat Rymättylä, Rymättylän kirkko
Ominaisuudet Värillinen, 6 x 6 cm
Museo Museoviraston kuvakokoelmat
Subject Christ's resurrection, and the sleeping soldier.
Topic qualifier fresco on the north wall.
Topic places Rymättylä, Rymättylä Church
Topic Time 1520
Author(s) Welin P. O., photographer
Production sites Rymättylä, Rymättylä Church
Museum National Board of Antiquities Collections
Referenced on p.44, Medieval Scandinavian Armies (2): 1300-1500 by David Lindholm and Angus McBride
'Guard at the Holy Sepulchre' on a Finnish wall painting dating from the second half of the 15th century.
Most of present-day Finland formed part of the kingdom of Sweden during the later Middle Ages.
Despite being on the far north-eastern corner of medieval western European civilisation, its art and its military equipment were in essentially the same tradition as the rest of the continent.
Here a fully armoured foot soldier has a brimmed chapel-de-fer with an eye slit cut into the front of the brim.
His armour consists of a breast-plate, plate arm defences, tassets for his thighs and greaves for his legs. This appears to be worn over a mail hauberk and perhaps mail chausses.
His weapon is a massive halberd with a cutting blade, thrusting point and hook. See Plate F3. (in situ local church, Rimito, Finland)
See also the Legend of the 12th century Crusade of Erik IX of Sweden to Finland, Nousiainen Church, c.1415-20
Hällestad Church Frescoes, Torna Hällestad, Scania, Sweden, c.1460AD
Other Illustrations of Scandinavian Costume and Soldiers
Other 16th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers