This strong Crossbow consists of fishbones. Usually such crossbows have the steel bow, but for the winter time such fishbone bows were chosen.
French school, second half of the 15th century.
Portrait of Margaret of York (1446 – 1503), wife of Charles the Bold. The lady with the hennin.
Carolingian Frankish crowns of Pippin and Charlemagne. Merovingian Crowns of Clovis, of his four sons Theuderich, Chlodomer, Childebert and Chlothar.
Byzantium and Abyssinia. Patriarchal type. The Maronites and the Byzantine Orthodox churches. The Abyssinian Cross. Emperor of the Eastern Empire and Princes of the Imperial Family. The Tiara and the Crown.
Frankish-Byzantine. Vestments of the Byzantine emperors and empresses of the Eastern Roman Empire. Portraits of emperors. Splendor and house costumes. The Heraklian Dynasty. The dynasty of the Isaurians.
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.
The Bagpipe (Cornemuse and Musette) and the hurdy- gurdy (Vielle) were, after the thirteenth century, banished to the lower orders, to the blind and to the wandering mendicant class.
Medieval musical instruments. Stringed instruments. The harp, the psaltery, the rota, the lute, the mandora, the guitar, the zither and the citole.
The Doge of Venice from the 9th to the 16th century. State regalia. Officials. Jewish merchant of the 14th century.
Glass painting of church windows with grisaille window roses. Painting on glass attained its highest excellence in the thirteenth century.