Ana de Mendoza de la Cerda; Princess of Éboli, Countess of Mélito and Duchess of Pastrana. She was considered one of Spain's greatest beauties despite having lost an eye in a mock duel with a page when she was young.

Doña Ana de Mendoza - y de la Cerda, Princess of Eboli, Duchess of Pastrana. She was considered one of Spain’s greatest beauties, despite having lost an eye in a mock duel with a page when she was young.

Late 1500s to late 1600s

Late to late of the renaissance dress transformation. The slashings were slightly different and as well as the stomach area were most embroidery was placed.

16th Century renaissance suit, from red and gold velvet,  slashed and lined with gold silk jacquard.  Suit consists of a doublet with detachable sleeves with leather cuffs and collar,  trunk hose, cloak, chemise with redwork embro and bonnet (not in picture). Costume maker: Angela Mombers.

Century renaissance suit, from red and gold velvet, slashed and lined with gold silk jacquard. Suit consists of a doublet with detachable sleeves with leather cuffs and collar, trunk hose, cloak & chemise

A doorway with portcullis in Tulira Castle. www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2451911/King-castle-16th-century-stately-home-sale-5-5m.html   ..rh

Inside the 16th century stately home on sale for £5.5million

A doorway with portcullis in Tulira Castle/King castle century stately home

Ensemble    Date:      late 16th century  Culture:      Spanish  Medium:      silk, linen  Dimensions:      a) 17 x 43in. (43.2 x 109.2cm) b) 35 1/4 x 69in. (89.5 x 175.3cm) c) 28 3/4 x 48in. (73 x 121.9cm)  Credit Line:      Fletcher Fund, 1925  Accession Number:      25.118a–c    This artwork is not on display

Ensemble Date: late century Culture: Spanish Medium: silk, linen Dimensions: a) 17 x x b) 35 x x c) 28 x x Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1925 Accession Number: This artwork is not on display

Carcanet or carcan is a jeweled collar or necklace, from the old French, carcan, meaning collar. Carcanets were typically quite elaborate and formal, and worn closely fitted. The style seems to have first appeared with the reemergence of the necklace during the end of the medieval period in the late 1300s.

Carcanet or carcan is a jeweled collar or necklace. Carcanets were typically quite elaborate and formal, and worn closely fitted. The style seems to have first appeared with the reemergence of the necklace during the end of the medieval period in the late

16th century Europe - top line taken from engravings from Cesare Vecellio's De gli Habiti Antichi e Modérni di Diversi Parti di Mondo

century European costumes - Some day I'll get to teach European History - and then I'll be complete

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