Italo-Norman Warrior, 1061

42.00 (34.71 without tax )

Sculpture: Oriol Quin
Painting: Fernando Ruiz
Material: Resin
Number of parts of the kit: 10
Scale: 75mm
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The Italo-Normans were descendants of the first Norman conquerors who established in Southern Italy and Sicilia during the XI century. The first ones arrived to serve as mercenaries under the Lombard and Byzantines armies after a pilgrimage to Jerusalem for visiting the Holy Sepulchre.

They arrived to Salerno for a stop in their voyage back home and lodged with the Prince Guaimar III. During their stay, the city was attacked by the Saracens, who were trying to collect a tribute. When the Lombard prince started to prepare the money for the tribute, they mocked him and assaulted the Saracens, who fled leaving behind a large booty. Grateful, the prince invited them to stay.

That was the start of an increased involvement of the Normans in Southern Italy affairs that led to their conquest of Sicily, Naples, Apulia and Calabria and the establishment of a powerful kingdom in the area.

Our miniature portrays one of these warriors and depicts several archetypical elements of their attire and weaponry, as the long gambeson, the Norman axe and sword, the Phrygian style helmet with nose guard and the kite shield. Also, it can be painted in a lot of different ways in order to portray a member of a Norman family of your choice, like the Hauteville, the Drengot or the Filangieri.