Monastic habit of spiritual orders from Poland, Germany and Flanders from the 10th to the 18th century.
The custom of making these paper-houses existed already at the beginning of the Yuan dynasty. In A.D. 1287. The paper-house is then taken to an open space, and there burnt, in order to have it conveyed to the nether world for the benefit of the dead.
The custom of making these paper-houses existed already at the beginning of the Yuan dynasty. In A.D. 1287, in the VIIth year of the style Chi-yuan, during the reign of the Emperor Shi-tsu
A YOUNG DUCHESS. THIRTEENTH CENTURY. THE accompanying rich and elegant costume has been extracted from a picture by the Duc de Seyde, who died, in the flower of his… Read More
A GERMAN FALCONER Middle ages, 13th century
Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester Gilbert de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford, 5th Earl of Gloucester, 1st Lord of Glamorgan, 7th Lord of Clare (1180 – 25 October 1230).
Coronation spoon of English monarchs.
William Longespée, 1st Earl of Salisbury (1167-1226, also William I Longespée or Lungespée). MUCH of romantic interest is attached to the name of Longuespee. The first of the name, who… Read More
The warlike machines. Our wood-cuts represent some of the instruments used, during the middle ages, in carrying on sieges.
LADIES PLAYING ON THE HARP AND ORGAN. OSTUME, in the west of Europe, during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, was not strikingly characteristic of difference of countries; its changes were… Read More