Illumanu

This tumblr aspires to become a helpful resource for history (and mainly fashion history) research and focuses primarily on illuminations from medieval and renaissance manuscripts.


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!

third quarter of the 15th century (1450-1475) France - Auvergne?

The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliotheek

74 G 27: L’Epistre d’Othea by Christine de Pisan

fol. 45r - “Adrastus, king of Argos, asleep; fight between Polynices and Tydeus

Both Polynices and Tydeus would become Adrastus’s sons in law - Polynices (brother of Eteocles, Antigone and Ismene) being married to his daughter Argea and Tydeus to his daughter Deipyle.

http://www.kb.nl/manuscripts/show/manuscript/74+G+27

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