Armor reconstruction based on 12th century cathedral

The beautiful Cathedral of Monreale in Sicily was the inspiration for a reconstructed set of 12th century armor and military equipment by Patryk Nieczarowski. The armor is that of a Siculo-Norman miles. (photos).

On his website, Laurent Martini shares photos and descriptions of iconographic sources from the Cathedral of Monreale including carved capitals, bronze doors, and mosaics, as well as close-ups of the armor and equipment.

The Cathedral of Monreale was built between1172 and 1189, during the reign of William II.