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Ancient Egypt, Africa & Asia: The History Of Dress, Arms & Tools Reference Collection

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A Matomaton national and period dress reference collection for wargamers, roleplayers and LARPers.

Forty-three full page, full colour illustrations of the history of dress, arms and tools of Egypt, Africa and Asia in antiquity, along with images of the Byzantine Empire and others during late antiquity and the Middle Ages.

This PDF contains reproductions of the actual illustrations from Frederich Hottenroth's Dress, Arms And Tools Of People Ancient And Modern.   These high quality scans have been arranged by nation, area and/or era and provide a valuable reference resource for painting miniatures or creating period-appropriate attire.


This collection contains images of the Ancient civilisations of Egypt, Africa and Asia as well as later period nations of the same areas.

The forty-five page PDF contains the following pages:

-- Two pages for the cover and legalese.

-- Forty-three images, one per page.

Each collection is provided in a smaller, low resolution version (20-50mb) and a high resolution version (50-100mb).

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National And Period Dress Reference Collections in this series include Ancient Egypt, Africa & Asia; Greece, Rome & The Celtic Nations; India, China & The Tartar Tribes; England & the Anglo-Normans; France; Germany; Northern Europe; Southern Europe; and Russia & Eastern Europe.  

Other collections of national dress or period costumes, armour and weapons will be made available in the future.   If your interest is in the history and development of European military uniforms, there are also a number of Military Uniforms Reference Collections.

About Matomaton

I've long been fascinated by the history of civilian and military dress and the development of tools and weapons throughout human history.   Having had high quality scans of Hottenroth's illustrations for some time, I thought that other people might share my interest, particularly other wargamers and roleplayers looking for reference material when painting miniatures.


These PDF files may not be resold or redistributed.   If you are interested in using copies of the individual plates for use in commercial projects, please contact me via my website.

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May 30th, 2019
A series of (likely stolen) images on various cultures from ancient Africa, Egypt, and the near-East. No labels, no descriptions, just page after page of images that are clearly from other books. Not worth the price. Google images and Wikipedia will ge [...]
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File Last Updated:
March 01, 2017
This title was added to our catalog on March 08, 2017.