* FASHION: before 1500 & B.C. *
Clothing, jewellery and other accessories from c. 2000 B.C. to 1500 A.D. Covering (amongst others) ancient Egyptian, Roman and Greek fashion, and Medieval and…
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Transition gown – 1490-1500 upcoming project.
“Transition” gowns. They occupy a short period between the late 15th century Burgundian gowns with the deep V necks and wide belt, and the incoming 16th century Tudor fashions. Back of gown – appears to have gores for fullness – no waist seam or pleating at the waist like later versions. Worn here with Beggins (headress). Detail from a version of Roman de la Rose, Bodleian Library, MS Douce 195 pg 18 by Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung, French, late 15th century.
Fringed palla. "...respectable women also wore a long cloak, called a palla, over their tunic and stola when they went outside. This was rectangular in shape and was typically draped over the left shoulder, under the right arm and back across the body, carried by the left arm or thrown back again over the left shoulder. The palla could also be pulled up to cover the head, as shown in the above statue of Livia or in this depiction of a matron whose elegantly draped palla has a fringe." vroma.org
Flexible collar of Nebti, combination of Nekhebet and Buto (vulture and winged serpent) with superb workmanship. Made up of 171 gold plaques inlaid with polychrome glass and threaded together with borders of tiny beads. Each plaque has a tiny eyelet at its top and bottom and these were threaded together to make the whole piece 'whole'. Tutankhamun's Death Mask and funerary goods.Cairo Museum, Egypt.
EIGHT EGYPTIAN SCARABS
EIGHT EGYPTIAN SCARABS MIDDLE KINGDOM TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 2040-30 B.C. Including steatite, amethyst, red jasper, green glass and faience examples, some with motifs on their undersides, including uraeus brackets and crossed lotus blossoms, a hm-nfr-dd ornamental frieze and the name Men-Kheper-Re; all mounted together in a modern Egyptian revival gold, gem stone, turquoise and enamel setting