The great love of the Saxons for display in dress and ornament led to a very, remarkable development of artistic skill in fashioning and decorating articles of jewelry, which were worn by men in greater profusion than by women.
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Constance of Castile (1354 – 24 March 1394) the second wife of John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster with horned head-dress.
Plan of the Church of the Resurrection and the Holy Sepulchre. Interior views of the Great Dome, Calvary, Greek Chapel, Chapel of S. Helena.
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THE details that fill the accompanying plate are too numerous for us to indicate the sources from which they have been derived, but they have all been taken from manuscripts of the fifteenth century.
CRETE AND GREECE. Middle and Late Minoan circa 2000—1200 B.C. Vessels from Cnossus, Mochlos, Korakou, Palaikastro, Melos.
European Hand Firearms of the Sixteenth Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, by Herbert J. Jackson.
Among the few entire carpets of its kind known to exist is this vase design from South Persia, known by the names “Shah Abbas” and “Ispahan.”
The carpet is a very fine example of the time of James I. The whole design is characteristically English of the period.
Ornamental treasures. In Russia we find enamel ornaments on gold, silver and copper still as widely distributed and as highly esteemed as in former times when they first attained their reputation.
This interesting and valuable rug is of antique Tabriz weave, of finely blended colors and rare design.