French directoire. Neoclassical fashion in the transition to the Empire. 1789-1800.
St. Catherine of Alexandria holding in her hands instruments of her punishment. On the right is St. Agnes, and a lamb, the emblem of her innocence and gentleness.
The Assyrians were warriors, as their costume shows, with its heavily ornate, barbaric splendour. They wore much more jewellery than the Persians.
This place was famous in the olden time as one of the favorite haunts of the great sea-serpent.
One of the most beautiful pair of gloves probably in existence, and fortunately in a fine state of preservation.
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.
Constance of Castile (1354 – 24 March 1394) the second wife of John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster with horned head-dress.
These oriental monastic and nun’s habit date back to the earliest times of Christianity.
Belle Époque. Fifth Avenue looking north towards the southern entrance to Central Park by W. T. Smedley, 1899.
THE details that fill the accompanying plate are too numerous for us to indicate the sources from which they have been derived, but they have all been taken from manuscripts of the fifteenth century.