14th century clothing in Italy. Second half of the XIV century.
Middle ages Burgundian fashion (Hennin, Escoffion, Surcoat, Cotehardie, Cotta).
Upper half of the picture: Admiral of Venice and noble squire. Neapolitan knight. Italian soldiers.
Lower half of the picture: Young Italian. Distinguished Italian woman. Woman of Siena. Young man. Senator of Rome. Noble Venetian.
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