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Purse with scenes from the story of Patient Griselda Date: century Culture: French Medium: Silk and metal thread on canvas Dimensions: Overall: 6 x 5 x Classification: Textiles-Embroidered Vintage Purses, Vintage Bags, Vintage Handbags, Vintage Outfits, Vintage Shoes, Medieval Life, Medieval Art, Historical Costume, Historical Clothing

Purse with scenes from the story of Patient Griselda | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This embroidered scene depicts the popular medieval tale of Griselda, a poor maiden who was tested long and cruelly by her noble husband and thus exemplifies ideal Christian patience. The story appeared in various forms, the best known of which is "The Clerk’s Tale" in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

A Lady with a Dog and a Man with a Falcon. French embroidered purse, (Musée municipal Alfred-Bonno, Chelles, Seine-et-Marne) -- Silk threads on linen. Vintage Purses, Vintage Bags, Vintage Outfits, Historical Costume, Historical Clothing, Historical Photos, Sculpture Textile, Medieval Embroidery, Sweet Bags
Vintage PursesHistorical CostumeHistorical ClothingMedieval Embroidery

Aumônières, otherwise known as alms purses - La cotte simple

Embellished textile purses in the French 14th century Purses in art Pockets as we know them today were not in use in the 14th century. People required some other conveyance for everyday items like money, a paternoster (prayer beads later known as rosaries), a small book of hours, or wax tablet and stylus. The purse, […]

 - vue Love is in the air ; Nice details on the womans headwear, and belts are visible.

loose images: images from Harley aka "The Book of the Queen", Christine de Pizan, century, British Library

French renaissance 15th century costume dress portraits images

Portrait and statue images of costumes dress and headwear in France in 15th century.

 Douce 195 Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung, Le Roman de la Rose, in a manuscript made for Louise of Savoy, mother of Francis I, with many miniatures in the style of Robinet.

Bodleian Library MS. Douce 195

Bodleian Library MS. Douce 195 Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung, Le Roman de la Rose, in a manuscript made for Louise of Savoy, mother of Francis I, with many miniatures in the style of Robinet Testard, French, late 15th century

Lancelot-Graal. 3° « L'Ystoire Lancelot du Lac », la Quête du Saint Graal, la Mort d'Arthus de « GAUTIER MOAB ». Auteur : Maître des cleres femmes (13..-14..). Enlumineur Date d'édition : 1301-1400 Type : manuscrit Langue :	 Français

Lancelot-Graal. 3° « L'Ystoire Lancelot du Lac », la Quête du Saint Graal, la Mort d'Arthus de « GAUTIER MOAB ».

Lancelot-Graal. 3° « L'Ystoire Lancelot du Lac », la Quête du Saint Graal, la Mort d'Arthus de « GAUTIER MOAB ». -- -- manuscrits

Le livre appellé Decameron, autrement le prince Galeot surnommé, qui contient cent nouvelles racomptées en dix jours par sept femmes et trois jouvenceaulx, lequel livre ja pieça compila et escripvi Jehan Boccace de Celtald en langaige florentin Auteur : Boccace. Auteur du texte Auteur : Laurent de Premierfait. Traducteur Date d'édition : 1401-1500

« Le livre appellé Decameron, autrement le prince Galeot surnommé, qui contient cent nouvelles racomptées en dix jours par sept femmes et trois jouvenceaulx, lequel livre ja pieça compila et escripvi Jehan Boccace de Celtald en langaige florentin, et qui nagueres a esté translaté premierement en latin et secondement en françois, a Paris, a l'ostel de noble, sage et honneste homme Bureau de Dampmartin, citoien de Paris, escuier conseillier de trés puissant et trés noble prince Charles, VIe de son nom, roy de France, par moy Laurent de Premierfait, famillier dudit Bureau, lesqueles deux translations, par trois ans faites, furent accomplies le quinziesme jour de juing l'an mil quatre cens et XIIII »

« Le livre appellé Decameron, autrement le prince Galeot surnommé, qui contient cent nouvelles racomptées en dix jours par sept femmes et trois jouvenceaulx, lequel livre ja pieça compila et escripvi Jehan Boccace de Celtald en langaige florentin, et qui nagueres a esté translaté premierement en latin et secondement en françois, a Paris, a l'ostel de noble, sage et honneste homme Bureau de Dampmartin, citoien de Paris, escuier conseillier de trés puissant et trés noble prince Charles, VIe de…

illumanu: ca. Millstatt Abbey (Carinthia - Austria) Kärntner Landesarchiv a couple embracing Medieval Romance, Medieval Art, Renaissance, Historical Art, Historical Images, Art, Medieval Manuscript, Late Middle Ages, Medieval Life

Illumanu

ca. 1200, Millstatt Abbey (Carinthia - Austria) Kärntner Landesarchiv a couple embracingsource

Cover of a mirror box, ivory, end of the century, Paris. A lady gives a…

Cover of a mirror box, ivory, end of the 13th century, Paris. A lady gives a sword to a knight. MRAH, Jubilee Park, Brussels.

Chess playing Louvre A couple playing chess, ivory mirror case c.

Gothic ivory carvers produced not only many religious works but also secular pieces like this mirror case. Such ivory plaques were carved with scenes of courtly life or illustrations of fashionable romances, ca. 1300. A couple playing chess, mirror case. Français : Jeu d'échecs, valve de miroir. Date circa 1300 Medium carved ivory

 depicts love-scene in garden; man and woman hold heart; hooded figure sits to left; above two cupids hold shield; scene enclosed in quatrefoil with roses; four trefoil leaves project from rim.

to love many things

Mirror case with love-scene in a garden, made in France in the late 14th century (source).

mid German clay biscuit-mould depicting lady beating lover's heart on the…

mid 15C German clay biscuit-mould depicting lady beating lover's heart on the anvil. Banderoles: He: iamerliche smerczen den ir myr dut in myme herzen [terrible pain that you do to my heart]. She: vngetruwe hercze dut man soliche smercze [such pain is done to unfaithful hearts]. via the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin website

Roman de la Rose  Miniature illustrant un manuscrit du Roman de la Rose (seconde moitié du XIVe siècle), de Jean de Meung et Guillaume de Lorris. (Bibliothèque de l'Université, Valence.)

Encyclopédie Larousse en ligne - Roman de la Rose

Miniature illustrant un manuscrit du Roman de la Rose (seconde moitié du XIVe siècle), de Jean de Meung et Guillaume de Lorris. (Bibliothèque de l'Université, Valence.)

defterisk: “ Mirror Box: God of Love Paris, first half of century Ivory Diam. 401 Medieval mirrors were often little boxes made of two lids fitting one into the other. Unscrewing these.

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Detail of a miniature of lovers, conversing in a garden; from the Maastricht Hours, Netherlands (Liège), quarter of the century, Stowe MS f.

Monkeying Around with the Maastricht Hours

Detail of marginal grotesques of (below) monkeys blowing horns and (above) a winged man with animal legs playing a harp; from the Maastricht Hours, Netherlands (Liège), 1st quarter of the 14th century, Stowe MS 17, f. 61v. It is a truism, although one that never ceases to surprise, that medieval...