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The ways our artists illustrated the Hungarian tarsoly in their works
A few examples of illustrations of our contemporary artists
Mihály Nemes: History of Hungarian Costumes, detail. Picture of a 12th century merchant, according to the miniature of 'Lustgarten'.
Mihály Nemes: History of Hungarian Costumes, detail. Traveller from the 12th century.
Mihály Nemes: History of Hungarian Costumes, detail. Hungarian costume at the beginning of the 15th century. (according to the coat-of-arms of the Sacred House of the Dome of Košice.

 
Mihály Nemes: History of Hungarian Costumes, detail from the end of 17th/beginning of the 18th century. A Pálffy-hussar from the Rákóczy revolution. ‘Kuruc’ non-commissioned officer. According to the original picture from the historical picture gallery showing a battle.   Mihály Nemes: History of Hungarian Costumes, detail. A ‘kuruc’ valiant (hajdú) from 1704. According to a contemporary oil painting owned by the Historical Museum of Vienna.


The Magyar Compact Scaled with Blood – detail. László Hegedus 1908. The National Gallery of Hungary
Mihály Nemes: History of Hungarian Costumes, detail. Hungarian body-guard. Detail from the coloured contemporary engraving about the crowning of Leopold the 2nd in 1790.  
Mihály Nemes: History of Hungarian Costumes, detail. Cover plate of the Galgócz tarsoly (Nyitra county), silver plate NMihály Nemes: History of Hungarian Costumes, detail. Cover plate of the Szolyva tarsoly (Bereg county), gold plated silver, with pony-skin remains at the back.Tivadar Lehoczky, finder of the Szolyva burial in 1870, found this plate next to the head of the corpse, so he thought it had been an ornament on the high fur cap (süveg) of the buried.
   
Let me make a remark here: though author Mihály Nemes, in his work ‘History of Hungarian Costumes’ does illustrate ancient, great-invasions-age and Hungarian conquest period costumes, moreover he illustrates our Galgócz and Szolyva tarsoly cover plates, surprisingly he does not illustrate conquest period tarsoly-s and conquest period costumes on his paintings. Also, some conquest period tarsoly cover plate findings brought to light at the end of the 19th century have been misinterpreted, as you can see from the above notes of Mihály Nemes from 1896.

Since it was only after 1890 when it came clear to our archaeologists that these ornamented metal plates were used to cover and decorate conquest period tarsoly-s, it’s easy to realise, why artists before 1900 did not have the chance to illustrate these cover plates in their works. They did not know about the existence and purpose of these cover plates.

Gyula László: The Council

Gyula László: Raising a Yurta
Gyula László: The Cemetery