Medieval artifact/art

  1. Select a medieval military technological artifact from a museum catalog (an ex.
    http://castelnaud.com/en/museum_medieval_warfare/) that is broadly defined or artwork which depicts
    medieval military technology: this for example can be a castle, chain mail, any weapon from the period.
  2. Describe what the item is, both in general and specific terms, stating its provenance — who made it,
    when and where (if known) — and where it resides today.
  3. Describe its use, both generally and specifically.
  4. if there is a mystery in its provenance or use, either determined by scholarship or by yourself, reveal it to
    the reader. Do you think there is a solution to the mystery, and if so speculate on what that might be.
  5. Make certain to include a picture (or several pictures) and/or an internet reference so that the artifact or
    artwork can be seen.