Painted cartapesta (papier mâché) mirror frame, from the workshop of Neroccio de’ Landi, Siena, Italy, 1475-1500.

Painted cartapesta (papier mâché) mirror frame, from the workshop of Neroccio de’ Landi, Siena, Italy, 1475-1500.

Bronze mirror inlaid with gold and silver, possibly by Cristoforo Foppa, known as Caradosso, Mantua or Milan, Italy, about 1495-1500. Museum no. 8717:1-1863, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Bronze mirror inlaid with gold and silver, possibly by Cristoforo Foppa, known as Caradosso, Mantua or Milan, Italy, about 1495-1500. Museum no. 8717:1-1863, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Circa 1530, Anne de Pisseleu, Duchesse dÉtampes, attributed to Corneille de Lyon-The quintessential French fashion of the 1530s. French hood and crescent neckline.

Circa 1530, Anne de Pisseleu, Duchesse dÉtampes, attributed to Corneille de Lyon-The quintessential French fashion of the 1530s. French hood and crescent neckline.

The Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry  Herman, Paul, and Jean de Limbourg  (Franco-Netherlandish, active in France, by 1399–1416); Paris France, circa 1405-1408.1409

The Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry Herman, Paul, and Jean de Limbourg (Franco-Netherlandish, active in France, by 1399–1416); Paris France, circa 1405-1408.1409

Tin-glazed earthenware plate, Siena or Deruta, Italy, about 1500. Museum no. C. 2059-1910 (Plate)

Tin-glazed earthenware plate, Siena or Deruta, Italy, about 1500. Museum no. C. 2059-1910 (Plate)

Attributed to Romain des Ursins (Italian, 1493–95). Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense) of Henry II of France when Dauphin, ca. 1490–1500, redecorated 1539. Franco-Italian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1904 (04.3.253) | In the Renaissance, elaborate parade armor of fanciful design was often employed in tournaments, ceremonial entries, and court pageants.

Attributed to Romain des Ursins (Italian, 1493–95). Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense) of Henry II of France when Dauphin, ca. 1490–1500, redecorated 1539. Franco-Italian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1904 (04.3.253) | In the Renaissance, elaborate parade armor of fanciful design was often employed in tournaments, ceremonial entries, and court pageants.

Saya de Leonor de Castilla 1244.  Silk fibers and yarns gimped gold. Source link Burgos Museum. Look under Museo de telas medievales

Saya de Leonor de Castilla 1244. Silk fibers and yarns gimped gold. Source link Burgos Museum. Look under Museo de telas medievales

Tudor sword of Henry VIII    @ Ashmolean Museum, Oxford    1500-1600, rock crystal and gilt silver

Tudor sword of Henry VIII @ Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 1500-1600, rock crystal and gilt silver

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