This poster is a reproduction of Armor for Man & Horse with Vols-Colanna Coat of Arms. A knight depended on his horse both as a weapon and means of defense. Therefore he had to take great care to protect it. From the 1100s on, knights first covered their steeds in fabric and later chain mail. By around 1400, full steel plate armor for horses was formed. This man and horse armor in the Cleveland Museum of Art collection are marked with a coat of arms thought to designate the Völs-Colonna family from South Tyrol, now part of northern Italy. This striking image of a horse and rider in armor is a great poster for all those enchanted by tales and history of medieval Europe.
Size: 23 1/2" x 36"