About his intelligence no man should be boastful, rather cautious of mind.
Hávamál, st. 6.


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medievalpoc:

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Armorial TapestryFrance or Flanders, 1480-1520Wool; tapestry weave57 x 38 in. (144.78 x 96.52 cm)
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medievalpoc:

elyssediamond submitted to medievalpoc:

Armorial Tapestry
France or Flanders, 1480-1520
Wool; tapestry weave
57 x 38 in. (144.78 x 96.52 cm)

source

eadfrith:

The mythological headless creature known as a Blemmyes. Believed to have had their eyes in their shoulders and mouth in their chests.

The Rutland Psalter.  Folios 57r, 88r 84r respectively.

Manuscript made in England, possibly in London circa AD 1260

Add MS 62925: Images from the British Library manuscript website.

http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=add_ms_62925

discardingimages:

the fall of the rebel angels Psalter of Saint Louis and Blanche of Castile, France ca. 1225-1250.
Paris, Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Ms 1186, fol. 9v

discardingimages:

the fall of the rebel angels 

Psalter of Saint Louis and Blanche of Castile, France ca. 1225-1250.

Paris, Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Ms 1186, fol. 9v

thegetty:

Saint John envisions “a Lamb standing as if it were slain, having seven horns and seven eyes which are the seven spirits of the God, sent forth into all the earth.” (Apocalypse 5:6)
The Vision of a Lamb in the Midst of the Four Living Creatures and the Twenty-Four Elders (detail), about 1255-1260, English, probably London. J. Paul Getty Museum.

thegetty:

Saint John envisions “a Lamb standing as if it were slain, having seven horns and seven eyes which are the seven spirits of the God, sent forth into all the earth.” (Apocalypse 5:6)

The Vision of a Lamb in the Midst of the Four Living Creatures and the Twenty-Four Elders (detail), about 1255-1260, English, probably London. J. Paul Getty Museum.

lionofchaeronea:

A plague of locusts descends upon the Earth.  Miniature from the Beato de San Pedro de Cardeña, unknown artist, ca. 1180.  Now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

lionofchaeronea:

A plague of locusts descends upon the Earth.  Miniature from the Beato de San Pedro de Cardeña, unknown artist, ca. 1180.  Now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

thegetty:

Topsy-turvy inhabited initial D. If you grab the horn of a ram, your world of centaurs and mermen might move beneath you!
To see this letter still and in detail, follow me.
Inhabited Initial D (Detail), about 1170s, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.

thegetty:

Topsy-turvy inhabited initial D. If you grab the horn of a ram, your world of centaurs and mermen might move beneath you!

To see this letter still and in detail, follow me.

Inhabited Initial D (Detail), about 1170s, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.

historia-polski:

Hussar half-armor, second half of the 17th century, Poland

"The armour is made of iron sheet; at the edges and faulds it is lined with brass borders covered with repoussé and stamped pearls. Under the rivets there are laid brass rosettes decorated in the same way as the borders. A helmet has a semi-circular skull, a peak with a nasal bar, a fauld neck guard and cheek pieces with a heart-shaped cut. A five-fauld breastplate with a fishbone in the middle tied with two leather straps. On the chest there are two circular brass appliqués with an openwork knight’s cross. A collarbone guard is made of two plates, cut to a point and tied to the right shoulder. On the front collarbone plate there is a brass cut and a repoussé openwork knight’s cross. There are eight-fauld pads with a profiled fishbone in the middle. At the end, the faulds are indented, the bottom one has an affixed leather strap for tying over the arm. There are Karwasz arm guards with a profiled fishbone on the scoops and lined with borders at the edges. The two-piece bracelets with hinges are decorated with borders in the same way as the scoops.

This is a classic older type Hussar armour dating back to the years 1640–1675. The applied decoration gives the Hussar armour its originality, consisting of the contrasting combination of silver iron and golden brass, which was used to make the borders on the edges of the structural elements, as well as the ornaments and emblems.” (source)

ancientart:

Askos with painted scenes and applied figures. 

Dating to about 270-200 BCE, this askos was found at Cuma in Campania, Italy, and was made at Canosa, Apulia (modern Puglia).

Vessels of this type were evidently not intended to be functional, and were often made to be placed inside tombs. The British Museum houses another Canosan vessel shaped like a head, which you may view hereCanosa was a highly important city of ancient Apulia, which, although influenced by the Greeks, was able to maintain its local culture through to Roman times.

This vase is basically an askos, a simple globular spouted vessel of a shape found in Italy for over two millennia. By the Hellenistic period askoi were over-burdened with a wealth of decoration. This example has two winged horses flying over a brown sea on a pink background. Three winged figures of Nike or Victory stand on the false spouts and handle, and foreparts of horses spring from the body of the vessel. The applied reliefs depict a winged head of the gorgon Medusa and a dancing maenad, a follower of Dionysos. (BM)

Courtesy of & currently located at the British Museum, London, GR 1862.7-12.2. Photos taken by SpirosK photography.