Artifacts.org displays antique artifacts related to Spanish colonial military
Spanish Colonial Military Artifacts - History, Archaeology, Relics
Excerpted from the website:
- s a means of providing this site's visitors with front, back, and side views of many of the artifacts exhibited here, it was necessary to make exactingly accurate silicone rubber molds and, subsequently, colored plastic castings of each original example thus exhibited. The use of these replicas was also mandated by the fact that many—indeed, most—of the original artifacts included in this Internet exhibition were so dark or mottled in their coloration that they often defied attempts to photograph them in a manner that would clearly show important details of the examples' design and construction. The use of castings has also made it possible to realize an acceptable level of compromise between image quality and downloading/viewing efficiency for the site's users.
- he artifacts represented here repose in private and public collections separated by hundreds of miles.