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Shardik12 May 2012 1:36 p.m. PST

I've seen a lot of Egyptian and Indian cow-hide shields painted in the classic black & white pattern I associate with modern Friesian breeds (and I do it myself, it looks good and people instantly recognise it as cow-hide). But is it realistic? Would a flat tan or brown colour be more appropriate?

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER12 May 2012 2:25 p.m. PST

Who can really say?
Just go with what you like!

GarrisonMiniatures12 May 2012 3:11 p.m. PST

Worth looking at what the Egyptians thought:

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So the evidence existing art, etc shows that Egyptian cattle and shield patterns in a black-and-white pattern are realistic.

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corporalpat12 May 2012 3:55 p.m. PST

When in doubt, always go for the Art History resources!

Shardik13 May 2012 1:54 a.m. PST

good stuff!

spontoon15 Jul 2012 9:52 a.m. PST

Minoan bulls were largely red and white too.

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