Note: I am not a professional fashion historian. If you spot any inconsistency or outright fallacy somewhere in the picture descriptions please feel free (or even better, obliged) to let me know!
British Library, Add MS 20927: The ‘Stuart de Rothesay Hours’, use of Rome
119v - the Three Living and the Three Dead
read more for my failed attempt at a hilarious RPG reference!
15th century Italy
Bastia Mondovi, Chiesa di San Fiorenzo
Episodes from the Life of St Anthony Abbot (?) (frescoes)
source (flickr, Andrea Carloni)
Always remember to keep your women at a walking stick’s length.
beginning of the 14th century Eastern Central Germany
Cod.Pal.germ.164: Heidelberger Sachsenspiegel
fol. 22r detail
Bibliothèque nationale de France, NAL 3187
fol. 139v - office of the dead
ca. 1310 East Anglia
Oxford, Bodleian Library
MS. Douce 366: Ormesby Psalter
Yes, I know what you’re all thinking. It’s a dagger.
1400-7 France, Paris
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Latin 7907 A
Eunuchus by Publius Terentius Afer
fol. 30r, 30v, 34r, 35r
Click here for a summary of the plot.
ca. 1416 statue of Jeanne de Boulogne, Duchess of Berry (c.1378-c.1424), by Jean de Cambrai (d.1438), currently situated in the Bourges Cathedral
source1, source2 (by louis.foecy.fr on Flickr)
source3 (by Philippe_28 (maintenant sur ipernity) on flickr)
1523-4 drawing of the same by Hans Holbein the Younger
source (wikimedia commons)
14th century (1341) Austria, St. Pölten
Herward von St. Andreae
unspecified manuscript, initial V
circa 1300, Catalonia
details of a ceiling panel:
1. a couple playing a board game
2. a musician (male) and an acrobat/dancer (female)
Barcelona, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
A beautiful - if a bit deteriorated - example of early 14th century Spanish (Catalan) fashions (and also of medieval concept of courtly fun).
late 14th or early 15th century (1392-1410) Slovenia?
Saint Elizabeth of Thuringia - detail of a fresco in the parish church of St. Martin in Martjanci, Slovenia; by workshop of Johannes von Aquila