Category Archives: Ecclesiastical

Ecclesiastical dresses and antiques. Medieval, Byzantine.

Roman Pope in chamber clothes 18th c.

Roman Pope, chamber clothes, costume, illustration, catholic, 18th, century, costume history

Il Pontefice Romano in abito da Camera.

Roman Pope in Chamber Clothes

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Pope Pius VI. from 1775 to 1799. Ecclesiastical costume.

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Pope Pius VI.

Pius VI. P. M.

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Nun of the Order of St. Basil in her Choir dress.

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A Greek nun of the Order of St. Basil in her Choir dress

A Greek nun of the Order of St. Basil in her Choir dress 18th c..

Religieuse Grecque de L’Ordre de St. Basil en habit de choeur.
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Habit of an Augustin Nun. Order St. Augustin 18th c.

Nun, habit, Religieuse, Order, Augustine, St. Ausgustin, Ecclesiastical, Roman Catholic Church

Nun of the Order St. Ausgustin 18th c.

Habit of a nun of the Order St. Augustin

Religieuse de L’Ordre de St. Augustin
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The Tokchim Tarjum. The Forbidden Land, 1898.

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The Tokchim Tarjum, 1898.

The Tokchim Tarjum, 1898.

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Ladies fashion of the 12th century.

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Virgin Mary on her way to Egypt. Cottonian Manuscript Nero C. IV.

LADIES FASHION OF THE TWELFTH CENTURY.

 12th century, illuminated manuscript, Bible, middle ages,

Initial letter T. MS. Harl. No. 2800. 12th century

THE figures on the present plate are taken from different illuminations in the Cottonian Manuscript Nero C. IV. executed, probably, before the middle of the twelfth century.

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Coronation spoon of English monarchs. 12th century.

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Coronation spoon of English monarchs. 12th century.

Coronation spoon of English monarchs.

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Ecclesiastics of the 12th century. Bishop, monks costumes.

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Ecclesiastics, Bishop, monks, 12th century

ECCLESIASTICS OF THE TWELFTH CENTURY.

Initial letter, drop-cap, manuscript,12th century,middle ages,medieval, illumination,Henry Shaw

Initial letter N

NO class of figures occurs so frequently in the illuminations of our earlier manuscripts, as those of ecclesiastics of different grades; and as the older illuminators were almost exclusively monks, we are justified in concluding that none are represented more accurately with regard to their costume and other characteristics.

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Ecclesiastics of the cathedral of Chartres

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Ecclesiastics of the cathedral of Chartres.

FIGURES OF ECCLESIASTICS.
FROM THE SCULPTURES OF THE CATHEDRAL OF CHARTRES.

Initial letter, drop-cap, manuscript,12th century,middle ages,medieval, illumination,Henry Shaw

Initial letter C

CHARTRES is one of the most ancient and interesting towns in France. Popular traditions carry the date of the foundation of the city back to the times of the deluge; and it has been pretended by some of the old antiquaries that its splendid cathedral stands on the site of an ancient Druidical temple.

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Cross from Mount Athos. Monastery of Caracalla.

Byzantine Cross, Mount Athos, Henry Shaw,Christian,monasterie,Caracalla, Byzantine art

Byzantine Cross. Mount Athos. Monastery of Caracalla

CROSS FROM MOUNT ATHOS.

Initial letter B, Medieval manuscript, Durham Book, 7th century,Henry Shaw,

Initial letter B, Manuscript 10th century.

BEFORE the Christian era, Mount Athos was celebrated for the length of its shadow (ingenti tellurem proximus umbra vestit. Stat.), which was said to reach as far as the isle of Lemnos, for the multitude of its hares (quot lepores in Atho. Ovid.), and for having been the scene of one of the most wonderful exploits of Xerxes, who in his invasion of Greece is said to have cut a passage for his ships through the lower part of this vast mass of mountains.

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Armenian bishop, Etchmiadzin Cathedral

Armenian bishop, Djulfa, costume, Azerbaidjan

The Armenian bishop of Djulfa, Azerbaidjan.

The Armenian bishop of Djulfa, Azerbaidjan. c. 1886

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