Instruments of torture. Shame mask, thief catcher, thumbscrews, iron collar, branding iron. Middle Ages and modern times.
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An enamelled alms bowl with fleurs-de-lys and arabesque ornaments. Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages. 13th century.
Afghan Filpa Carpet. The carpet illustrated is a particularly line specimen of great age, with a warmth of color that stimulates the eye, and a luxusness of pile that suggests repose.
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Indian Art. Paintings and Niellos. The richness and harmony of the Oriental style. Ornaments on a bow, dagger, sheath of a sword, weapons.
Peasant art of the Sámi people. Embroidered reindeer harness. Drinking ladles. Knives and Flasks. Carved reindeer-horn bag-locks. Carved Match boxes and clasps. Needle cases.
Decoration, taken from various periods of Greek Art. Specimens of Antefix, Meanders, mosaic-work. Frieze and corona ornaments.
THIS venerable instrument, the least impaired Gaelic Harp existing, is known as Queen Mary’s Harp or Lude Harp and date back to the 15th century.
THE Highland Harp, known as the Clàrsach Lumanach, or Lamont Harp brought from Argyllshire by a daughter of the Lamont family in 1464.
Greek Art. Examples of the flora of Magna Græcia. Painted antefixæ. Terra cotta ornaments. Paintings on vases. Fret-work or meanders.
The Paulus Emilius series, as previously stated, was woven in the third quarter of the XVII century. It showed the Roman hero clad in a sumptuous robe …