Classical Antiquity. Footwear. Fashions and Customs. Calceus, Ocrea, Caliga, Campagus, Crepida, Solea, Pero, Ceremonial shoes, Runner’s boots, Lace-up shoe.
Facsimiles of the Miniatures and Ornaments of Anglo-Saxon and Irish Manuscripts. Polychromatic ornament by Auguste Racinet.
Byzantine costume was the dress of the world after the fall of Rome.
History of Costume. Byzantium. 400 – 1100 AD. Costumes of the Eastern Roman emperor and empress.
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.
Marginal paintings. Paintings in St. Sophia. Mosaics from Palermo. Enameled border. Paintings at Constantinople.
Carolingian Frankish crowns of Pippin and Charlemagne. Merovingian Crowns of Clovis, of his four sons Theuderich, Chlodomer, Childebert and Chlothar.
The most ancient specimen of what to all appearance is a true enamelled work is the ring of Athelwulf, the father of Alfred, preserved in the British Museum, and engraved on the accompanying plate.
Antique Fabrics. Red silk, patterned with figures of Samson and the Lion. Fabric with elephant pattern. Fabric with cock pattern, Persia.
Carvings on Gallo-Roman tombs show the fashionable gallic women dressed in the penula, sometimes they have an apron over a very short tunic.