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This artwork is an example of how men would wear cote-hardies during the late middle ages. The cote-hardies were typically worn over the pourpoint, and served as an outerwear garment that was cut short on the chest.

BNF Nouvelle acquisition française 5243 Guiron le Courtois - 1370-1380 Italy. Green tippets and a lot of buttons.

BNF Nouvelle acquisition française 5243 Guiron le Courtois - Italy Notice buttons all the way down the front.

Cain and Abel: In medieval Christian art, Cain is sometimes depicted as a stereotypical ringleted, bearded Jew, who killed Abel the blonde, European gentile symbolizing Christ. This traditional depiction has continued for centuries in some form, such as James Tissot's 19th century Cain leads Abel to Death. Christian Hermeticism says it shows us how brothers can become mortal enemies through the very fact that they worship the same God in the same way.

century depiction of Cain and Abel, Speculum Humane Salvationis, Germany. [Medieval Mystery Plays: Cain and Abel]

1350-1375, Germany.

Der Sachsenspiegel Folio Dating From Germany (exact location unknown) Holding Institution Herzog August Bibliothek

Miniature of the personification of the Seven Liberal Arts: Astronomy, Music, Arithmetic, Geometry, Rhetoric, Logic and Grammar. Origin: central Italy, (Tuscany). In the British Library.

Personification of the Seven Liberal Arts Tuscany) Attribution: Pacino di Buonaguida Source: British Library Manuscript, Royal 6 E IX f.

Image from http://www.hermes-press.com/illum1.gif.

the clothes or the patterned background? Or could it be the simple Ivy plants at the top?