14th century illustrations of costume from a scene from the

Angers Apocalypse Tapestry

A detail of the retreating rider

Full large image of this panel from the Angers Apocalypse Tapestry (2.1MB)

Photo by: Rémi Jouan
Date: Produced between 1377 and 1382
Culture: French
Location: Angers, Anjou, France
The tapestry was made in Paris in six sections, each 24 m wide by 6.1 m high, comprising 90 different scenes.

Referenced on p15, French Armies of the Hundred Years War by David Nicolle
The Horsemen of the Apocalypse on a French tapestry made between 1375 and 1390. All except one figure - who is shown as a stylised Oriental - are given normal French arms and armour of the period. The foreground rider clearly wears a mail haubergeon over his cuirass or brigandine, with plate limb defences; note also his shield - c.f. Plate A3. (Castle Museum, Angers)

A French Mounted Sergeant, 14th century, in Armies of the Middle Ages, Volume 1 by Ian Heath, based on the Angers Apocalypse Tapestry
See also A bidower in 'Julius Caesar and Attendants' from the Nine Heroes Tapestries, Flanders, c. 1385 or 1400–1410
Other 14th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers