Crowns and scepters of the Merovingian and Carolingian Frankish kings in the Middle Ages.
Frankish-Byzantine. Vestments of the Byzantine emperors and empresses of the Eastern Roman Empire. Portraits of emperors. Splendor and house costumes. The Heraklian Dynasty. The dynasty of the Isaurians.
Ancient Egypt costume of Pharaoh Merenptah, Mienptah-Hotéphima.
Portrait of Ancient Egypt Queen Nebto daughter of Ramesses II Miamun (19th dynasty.)
Coronation Robes of the German Emperors. The Dalmatica. The Alba. The Stola. The Pluviale or Pallium. The German Royal Costume.
Frankish king and queen, noble ladies, bishop, page, court scribe.
Princely costume. Summer clothes for women in Torschko. Belorussian woman.
Crown of Tsar Michael Fjodorowitsch called cap d’Astran. Crown of Tsar Michael Feodorovitch, (Michel Féodorovitch Romanov, Михаил Фёдорович Романов, Grandfather of Peter the Great.), called cap d’Astran. He was the first… Read More
The son of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, and her second husband, Henry Stewart, Duke of Albany.
Princesse, Règne De Charles VI, d’après Les Heures d’Anne De Bretagne, 1420
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