A Queen (possibly the Queen of Sheba), from the east facade of Notre Dame de Corbell, Essonne, France  --  Last Quarter, 12th Century

A Queen (possibly the Queen of Sheba), from the east facade of Notre Dame de Corbell, Essonne, France -- Last Quarter, Century

1250-1275, North France. Ivory Virgin and Child with traces of polychromy and gilding. Material has a direct impact on form, especially in the case of ivory sculpture. Here the graceful curve of the Virgin’s body reflects the shape of the elephant tusk from which the statue was carved.

Here the graceful curve of the Virgin’s body reflects the shape of the elephant tusk from which the statue was carved. The monumental quality of this ivory closely corresponds to stone sculpture on Gothic cathedrals.

Fine art : Column statue from the Church of Notre Dame of Corbeil (Essonne), representing the Queen of Sheba. Limestone, H235 cm, 12th century. Musee du Louvre, Paris, France

View of Column Statue From The Church Of Notre Dame Of Corbeil Representing The Queen Of Sheba Limestone Cm Century Musee Du Louvre Paris France.

c.1150 Portail Royal Chartres. Old Testament Kings and Queens, romantic sculpture chartres

Old Testament Kings and Queens, romantic sculpture chartres

MS. Douce 293 from 12th century, third quarter - ODL - there are other pictures here but not pin friendly.

Douce 293 from century, third quarter - ODL - there are other pictures here but not pin friendly. Good image of winningas

Msc. Bibl. 59 from Bamberg work of Petrus Lombardus in the 12th century.  Great examples of the white linen chainse outer garment.  In the bottom row we can even see side lacing holes.

59 from Bamberg work of Petrus Lombardus in the Great examples of the white linen chainse outer garment. In the bottom row we can even see side lacing holes.

Angers cathedral in France. West portal. Shows side lacing. Different style of mid drift and belt.

West door at The Saint Maurice Cathedral of Angers/Cathédrale Saint-Maurice d'Angers, built between the and centuries.

Chartres Cathedral 1130-1160: Sculptures on the exterior of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Chartres. A view with high detail of the four figures at the central portal. By Giulia_ on Flickr. Creative commons.

The bliaut was considered to be an overcoat worn by both genders. It was thought to have horizontal pleating.

Sculptures on the exterior of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Chartres. Detail of woman wearing a bliaut gironé and a knotted ceinture or cincture (belt, girdle)  1130-1160.

Sculpture on the exterior of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Chartres. Detail of woman wearing a bliaut gironé and a knotted ceinture or cincture (belt, girdle)

Reims-ms0023-069v-detail BM Reims, 23 ms, origin:  Thierry St (near Reims), 1st quarter XII

BM Reims, 23 ms, origin: Thierry St (near Reims), quarter XII

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