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Knihovna Národního muzea v Praze; Praha; Česká republika, IV.B.24, f. 78v (‘Monks in the bath’). Jenský kodex Antithesis Christi et Antichristi, 1490-1510.

century filth: Bathing hats and scented soaps - ('Monks in the bath'). Jena Code Antithesis Christi et Antichrist,

Houppelande with dagged sleeves - from a French glossary under Franges (dagging in English)

Houppelande with dagged sleeves - from a French glossary under Franges (dagging in English). In my opinion, this is NOT a houppelande, it is a fitted gown; however, the sleeves are houppelande style sleeves, so perhaps it is transitional.

Another cotehardie with interesting embellishment. Must be laced in the back plus there is embroidery...

Image from La Belles Heures of Jean Duc de Berry: Commentary by Millard Meiss and Elizabeth H. Beatson, published by George Braziller books, The Belles Heures first appears in an inventory note of the Duke de Berry's possessions in

- OPUS INCERTUM -: THE WOMEN SAYA (III) in the fifteenth century and early sixteenth

- OPUS INCERTUM -: THE WOMEN SAYA (III) in the fifteenth century and early sixteenth

15th century (ca. 1440) Northern France - Rouen  British Library  Royal 16 G V: Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées (De Mulieribus claris) by Giovanni Boccaccio; illuminated by the Talbot Master  fol. 59v - Pamphile collecting and weaving silk  http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/record.asp?MSID=8359=16=160705  Lovely dress; but wow, my eyes hurt.

Northern France - Rouen British Library Royal 16 G V: Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées (De Mulieribus claris) by Giovanni Boccaccio; illuminated by the Talbot Master fol. - Pamphile collecting and weaving silk

1445-1452 Bernat Martorell, Altar of the Transfiguartion  pleated blaiut with spiral lacing, button lower sleeves, and mid skirt truck to shorten the hem, with trim bound V neckline

Bernat Martorell, Altar of the Transfiguartion (Spanish - Catalonian)

14th Century Lady's Shift

14th Century Lady's Shift

En länk till några medeltida manuskriptbilder på "stridande" kvinnor. Mer symboliska än verkliga men intressanta att titta på oavsett.

Giovanni Boccaccio / Des cas des nobles hommes et femmes (circa

Rotes kleid, Oberrheinischer Meister: Die Geburt Mariens. Um 1460/65 detail on the embroidered apron

Second or third project on loom? Woven in stripes on aprons. From: Rotes kleid, Oberrheinischer Meister: Die Geburt Mariens.

These 30 Shocking Hygiene Practices From The Past Are So Gross They’re Funny…

These 30 Hygiene Practices From The Past Are So Gross, They’re Funny

In order to wash their clothes and linens, medieval launderers made lye out of ash and human urine. The perfect recipe for that refreshing, spring-fresh scent.

Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin, 1738

The laundress, Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin 1735

Female shield supporter wearing a see-through chemise & henin, Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 3

Sarah Peverley on

century Switzerland, Basel, Universitätsbibliothek AN II Matriculation Register of the Rectorate of the University of Basel, Volume 1 fol. (detail) via Long, diaphanous chemise with black-edged neckline and an outdated headdress.

Broadside of a Nuremberg bath attendant; with a hand-coloured woodcut of a lightly dressed female holding two pails of water, and with letterpress verses in German. (Nuremberg, Drechsel: [c.1585])

Broadside of a Nuremberg bath attendant; with a hand-coloured woodcut of a lightly dressed female holding two pails of water, and with letterpress verses in German. (Nuremberg, Drechsel: [c.1585])

Medieval motifs

Philosophy Presenting the Seven Liberal Arts to Boethius (detail), miniature in a French manuscript of The Consolation of Philosophy attributed to the Coëtivy Master, about Image courtesy of getty.

Medieval Robbers, 14th century. It looks like the person being robbed is a lady wearing a coif of the style usually associated with men..? Also a nice shirt with slits.

Medieval Robbers, century (the shoes look practical)

Doctor examining a patient  showing a x-chair with turned low armrests.   Miniature from Anatomia of Guy de Vigeganot from 1345.

☤ MD ☞☆☆☆ Doctor examining a patient showing a x-chair with turned low armrests. Miniature from Anatomia of Guy de Vigeganot from

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