Carvings around the west door of the church of San Nicola in Bari, Italy, 1099 to 1106 AD



Referenced as Fig. 50 in "The Monreale Capitals And The Military Equipment Of Later Norman Sicily" by David Nicolle in Gladius, Vol 15 (1980): pp87-103
p.101: Another such «infidel» horseman does, however, carry an ordinary round-topped kite-shaped shield, of a type common in other sources from this region (Figs. 40-42 and 50).
p.101: At this time and in this area lightly protected sword-armed infantry normally carried a smaller, hand-held rather than arm-supported, shield commonly referred to as a buckler (Figs. 10, 15, 50 and Foto III)





Referenced as figure 576 in The military technology of classical Islam by D. Nicolle
576. Relief, Pharoah's Army (?), early 12th century AD, Italo-Norman, in situ, west front, Church of San Nicola, Bari.



See also Knights & infantry in Archivolt carvings above the Leoni door of the church of San Nicola in Bari, 1099 to 1106 AD
Other 12th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
Other Italian Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers