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 Prayer-Carpet forming our present illustration, manufactured at Ahmedabad, was chosen for the Museum of Ornamental Art as one of the most faultless of these Indian productions.
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.
A mediaeval mirror case. The subject is a favorite one with mediaeval artists, and is known as “The Assault of the Castle of Love.”
Ebony cabinet in the style of Louis Seize. Prize medal for great excellence of design and workmanship in decorative furniture 1862.