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 procession represents the Emperor, Akbar Shah II., surrounded by all the pomp of his court, proceeding along the edge of the Jumna river, accompanied by the British Resident and his staff. It is very characteristic of the past glories of the great Moghul House.
France 18th century. The Grand Lever. The morning toilet of a lady of status. The caracos, the shirts, the overskirt, etc. Female fashion during the reign of Louis XVI.
Stephen Keene (about 1640-1719) was an English instrument maker. He made harpsichords, spinets and virginals in his workshop in London.
Murad Bakhsh, Imperial Prince, son of Shah Jahan and brother of the Grand Mogul Aurangzeb. Ruler of Delhi. Indian prince, governor of the Grand Mogul.
India. Emperor of the dynasty of the Grand Moguls. Rajput Prince. Historical portraits. Azem Shah, Shah Alem.
The illustrations belong to the 17th century and are part of a series of portraits of the last rulers of the Kingdom of Telingana, of which Golkonda was the capital.
Three bronze shoes, the first worn on stage by the actress Miss Ada Cavendish. Ladies’ Dress Shoes of the Nineteenth Century.
The uniforms of the French Navy under the government of Louis XVI and the revolution. 18th century.
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.