Greek military. War costumes and weapons. The Spartans, Hoplites, Peltasts. The leaders, the soldiers, the shields. Defensive weapons. Attacking weapons.
The Syon Cope.
A fine example of the ecclesiastical needlework for which England was noted in the thirteenth century; presented to the Duke of Northumberland by refugee nuns from Portugal, to whose convent it belonged, and whom he sheltered at Syon House during the Continental troubles of the early nineteenth century.
Tuscan and Venetian Ladies 1460-80. Unpublished paintings from the Libraries of Trieste, Venice etc.
The armament of the heroic period. The Greek army. The Hoplit, the Peltast, The Rider, the Phalangit, the Archer, the victorious Warrior, the Great Goddesses of war and hunting, Athena and Artemis. The Purpure. Bourgeois costume at the time of Ptolemy.
GREECE. ANTIQUE HAIR AND HEADGEAR. The women of Greek antiquity knew how to achieve a great variety in the arrangement of their hair. Veils of light or precious fabric, ribbons of various colours, flowers and fragrant ointments were often used in artistic hairstyles.
In the surroundings of Rome the picturesque costume of the contadini (farmers) has almost disappeared. Only occasionally do you see entire families of country dwellers in national costumes on the streets.
Jalali.-A class of Mohammedan Faqirs who take their name from their founder Sayyid Jalal-ud-din a pupil of Bahawal Haqq the Suhrawardiyya saint of Multan.
Roman Auguries. They have existed since the foundation of Rome and exercise a practice derived from the Greeks and Etruscans, the Etruscans disciplina.
Fan decoration of the reign of Louis XIV., and during the first part of the reign of Louis XV. was greatly improved by the celebrated Vernis Martin (Martin’s Varnish).
The subject of the illumination is the rebuilding of the city of Troy by Priam formed part of a noble manuscript volume, executed in the reign of Louis XII. Parts are curious examples of the domestic architecture of the Middle-Ages.