First Time- be gentle

So this is my first blog. Not sure what it should be about, but I need to write something to be the first. It should be astounding, riveting, a marked departure form the drivel I post on facebook. It should have a picture

So how about this:

St. Michael, like St. George, if often depicted slaying a dragon. This version has a number of features that I particularly like.  He is wearing a Corrazina, a late 14th early 15th century coat of plates. It is over a mail shirt or at least voiders. He has a standard on his neck that indicates that the armor is more probably early 15th C. I particularly like the decoration on the corrazina and the hip belt. I wish he had a scabbard by his side.

The sword is very typical of this time period, a sword that Fiore himself would be proud of capable of being used in one hand or two. His head is uncovered as is often the case with these depictions.  The armor is in the Italian style and has the mail at the demi-greaves and the ankles.  One of the most interesting things about this depiction is that St. Michael is carrying a buckler, painted with a St. Georges’s cross no less.


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