THE Goldsmiths of the middle ages appear to have especially delighted in the construction of quaint decorations for the table.
During the reign of the Sassanids, who ruled the Neo-Persian Empire from 250-650 AD and were distinguished by their love of luxury, the arts, especially those of weaving, reached a high level of perfection.
Instruments of torture. Shame mask, thief catcher, thumbscrews, iron collar, branding iron. Middle Ages and modern times.
An enamelled alms bowl with fleurs-de-lys and arabesque ornaments. Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages. 13th century.
The Reign of the Crinoline. Petticoats, Cashmere shawls, Pompadour parasols. Dressmakers, like tailors, had begun to deal in ready-made garments.
A lady in so called princess dress and waterfall hairstyle. The bearded gentleman is dressed in formal afternoon attire, wearing a cut-away coat, horseshoe stickpin, and boutonniere.
Italy 15th century. Fashion from 1400 to 1500. Typical Italian Renaissance woman’s ensemble. The Cotehardie and houppelande.
The costume of the Knights. Decorations. The principal provisions. The insignia of the Order.
St. Benedict. His Rule. The habit of the monks. Propagation of the order. Cluny. Fulda. Bursfeld. English Benedictines. Benedictines in the United States.
Franciscan Nuns. Nuns of the Third Order, the Recollectines. The Observantines. The Third Order at Foligny, the Observantines. The Amadeists. The Franciscan Sisters at Heythuizen. The Sisters of Aix-la-Chapelle.