Category: 5th Century

Fashion and Costumes from the 5th century . Middle ages clothing. Merowingian period

Anglo-Saxon dress, ornaments and relics of gold and bronze.

Thomas Archer, Anglo-Saxon, relics, Fibula, Necklace, ornaments, Brooch

The great love of the Saxons for display in dress and ornament led to a very, remarkable development of artistic skill in fashioning and decorating articles of jewelry, which were worn by men in greater profusion than by women.

Auguste Racinet. The Costume History Hardcover – Illustrated, November 4, 2015
by Françoise Tétart-Vittu (Author)

Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style.


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by Virginia Postrel (Author)

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The Byzantine Ornament of Antiquity and the Middle Ages.

Owen Jones, Byzantine, ornament, Sofia, Constantinople, Mosaics, Sta. Sofia,

The Byzantine style of art. The Romanesque style. Marble mosaic work. Examples of flowing foliage. Ornamental forms of ancient Persepolis. Ornamentation of the Middle Ages.

Byzantine. The Emperor. Greek, Latin clergy. Ascetics and monks.

Byzantine, emperor, Auguste Racinet, Roman, Consul, Ascetics, Consul, patrician,

Byzantine. Greek, Latin clergy. Ascetics and monks. The blessing of the Greeks and the Latins. The Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire and the officers of his retinue. The Roman Consul. The patrician. Secular and ecclesiastical instruments.