MEDIEVAL TEXTILES:ALL 13TH CENTURY Eagles with enamel eyes and image of a prince, from the Eagle Dalamatica worn for the coronation by Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. Chinese damask with purple silk embroidery. Around 1300. See 30-01-02/19-22 Size: 160 cm Inv. XIII 15 Kunsthistorisches Museum, Schatzkammer, Vienna, Austria
Medieval Garments ~ Herjolfsnes ~ In 1921, a large number of graves were excavated in the burial ground of the old Norse colony of Herjolfsnes ("Herjolf's Point") in Greenland. There were more than 30 complete gowns or tunics, 17 hoods, six woven stockings and five hats. The hoods were generously cut to cover both head and shoulders and featured that most distinctive element of Medieval headgear: the long, trailing tail known as the liripipe. The gowns were constructed of multiple gored piec...
Period art suggests that the garment dates to the second quarter of the 15th century ( … okay, would have been the last days of Fiore at best!). It is one of two such extant examples of almost identical make that may have been kept in the city armoury. The second piece is on public display in the Lübeck Holsten Gate Museum. A third one from Stendal appears to have been lost, probably during or after WW II. Only an old photograph of it remains.