'Massacre of the Innocents'
Dädesjö Church, Småland, late 13th century, Sweden

Herod commands that the children be killed
A              B                   
The massacre of the innocents
C                                                 
The angel's message to the shepherdsSteven waters Herod's horses
Source: Illustrata

Referenced on p350, Arms and Armour of the Crusading Era, 1050-1350, Western Europe and the Crusader States by David Nicolle.
978A-C 'Massacre of the Innocents', painted ceiling, Sweden, late 13th century
(in situ church, Dädesjo, Sweden)

Although one of the warriors on this painted ceiling has an up-to-date great helm (B), neither figure seems to have mittens on their long-sleeved mail hauberks. Both wear mail chausses. Shields are now smaller (B and C), flat-topped, and almost triangular.



Referenced on p.45 MAA - 436 - The Scandinavian Baltic Crusades 1100-1500 by David Lindholm, David Nicolle and Angus McBride
Swedish panel paintings, 13th century
(Top left) Note at right the warrior with a flat-topped great helm, a shortened kite shield with a rounded top, and a surcoat.
(Top right) Both warriors wear full mail and carry swords, one having a smaller 'heater'-shaped shield slung on his back.

Next 'The escape to Egypt', Dädesjö Church ceiling paintings, Småland, late 13th century, Sweden



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