Crusader. Relief from the Abbey of Belval


The Crusader’s return. Relief from the Abbey of Belval, perhaps in commemoration of the return of Hugh I of Vaudemont (d.1154). (Lessing)
The distinguishing feature of all crusaders was the cross, worn 'on the shoulders of their mantles or cassocks or tunics' once they had declared their intention to go on a crusade.



See also Crusader Pilgrims in Armies and Enemies of the Crusades 1096-1291 by Ian Heath
Other 12th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers