THE HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COSTUME

ALBERT RACINET

THE CLASSIC WORK OF THE 19TH CENTURY

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EUROPE FROM BYZANTIUM TO THE 19TH CENTURY - EUROPE




SPAIN

THE 13TH CENTURY



Lower Register
2.1 (top) Examples of 13th-century Spanish furnishings: a wooden pitcher, decorated with bronze; a lamp on a stand; types of hanging lamps with vessels for oil and saucers, as used by Arabs; and a brass candlestick with extinguisher.
   The item of clothing is an aumusse, worn by laymen when out of doors.

2.1 (bottom) Huntsmen. The horseman on the left is wearing an embroidered bonnet that comes down over his ears, a quezote - a sleeveless tunic lined with ermine - and greaves. [See cantiga 22.] The central character has a leather bonnet, greaves and a hat hanging down his back, and is hunting with a hawk. [See cantiga 44.]
   The figure on the right is Alphonse X, wrapped in a gonelle, complete with a cape. This garment was always worn without a belt for hunting in the country. [See cantiga 142.]

2.2 Alphonse X, carrying a reliquary at the head of a procession. He is wearing a red pallium and an eight-pointed crown. Beside him, a bishop, wearing an embroidered cape, is blessing the crowd.


Upper Register
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