The conquest of the Holy Sepulchre during the first crusade was followed by the foundation of the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem whose first king was Geoffrey of Buglione, conqueror of the Holy Sepulchre.
The overseas territories were then organized by the Crusaders, generally called Franks by the Muslims and the Byzantines, according to the feudal system already in use in Western European Countries. The Crusader wore the traditional dress of the Order, a plain white tunic distinguished by a red cross.
The Crusaders did not display any personal heraldic coats of arms on clothes or shields and observed a monastic rigour refusing to wear any coloured belts, or buckles made out of precious metals. The Crusade’s appearance was as simple as possible and his outward appearance was the mirror of his soul as his entire life was dedicated to the army of Christ.
Our figurine has not got a specific code of painting and the modeller can decide the best option: Templar knight, Crusader in the Holy Land, Noble Knight of European culture, a common figure in the West in the Middle Ages.
Sculpture G.La Rocca
Text : L. Romeo
Translation R. Carrabino