The Snake Goddess from Knossos, ca. 2000 B.C. Regarded as characteristic of feminine fashion in Minoan Crete.
Le Costume Historique’ by Auguste Racinet. Lithographed by Chataignon for Firmin Didot.
Inquisition costumes of Spain and Portugal. Dominican Order. “The Standards & Criminal Habits used by the Inquisition In the Dominions of Spain and Portugal” . Engraved for the Universal Magazine for… Read More
The Limerick Mitre. Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages by Henry Shaw
The shrines of Loreto and St. James of Gallicia cannot, like that of St. Thomas of Becket at Canterbury in former times, show the stones worn away by the devout kisses of the modern far-wandering penitent.
The founder Dschalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi. When the first Dervish comes opposite the Scheik he makes a salutation, and, passing on, begins the dance.
The Chief of the Ulemas. Scholar of Islamic Law and other disciplines.
DOCTOR OF SALAMANCA. THIS sketch, which represents the ordinary dress of the Spanish ecclesiastics, was meant to convey some idea of a very respectable character of Salamanca, Dr. Curtis. This… Read More
THIS sketch represents the ordinary dress of the Bishops of Portugal, and bears some general resemblance to the respectable prelate, whose name is here introduced.
THE FRANCISCAN ORDER. THE Franciscan order, founded in the year 1209, was marked by the severity of its discipline. The extravagant appearance of devotion assumed by the members of this… Read More