This is a picture of the armor of a knight. This armor would protect them in battle. It would help stop arrows and swords from piercing a knights skin. The armor protected you well, but it was heavy which meant it slowed down a knights stamina.
babylonsidhe: The Hand of the Mysteries goes by many other names, including the Hand of the Master Mason, Hand of the Philosopher, and the Emblematic Hand of Mysteries. (via Hand of the Mysteries - Alchemy symbol of transformation)
Portions of a Field Armor Date: dated 1524 Culture: German, probably Augsburg Medium: Etched steel Classification: Armor for Man Credit Line: Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928 Accession Number: