miércoles, 14 de marzo de 2012

algunas escenas bélicas

Faucher sobre dibujo de Champolion

Faucher, foto de beato

Dibujo de Boudier, de la fotografia de Beato
Ramses II

dibujo de Boudier, de una fotografía de Emil Brugsch-Bey.


dibujo de Faucher-Gudin , de una fotografía de Petrie
The infantry was divided into platoons of six to ten men each, commanded by an officer and marshalled round an ensign, which represented either a sacred animal, an emblem of the king or of his double, or a divine figure placed upon the top of a pike; this constituted an object of worship to the group of soldiers to whom it belonged. We are unable to ascertain how many of these platoons, either of infantry or of chariotry, went to form a company or a battalion, or by what ensigns the different grades were distinguished from each other, or what was their relative order of rank. Bodies of men, to the number of forty or fifty, are sometimes represented on the monuments, but this may be merely by chance, or because the draughtsman did not take the trouble to give the proper number accurately. The inferior officers were equipped very much like the soldiers, with the exception of the buckler, which they do not appear to have carried, and certainly did not when on the march: the superior officers might be known by their umbrella or flabellum, a distinction which gave them the right of approaching the king's person.
(fuente gutemberg)

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