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!

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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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