Gabriela Benešová

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Simple String-Drawn Bags, 13th c. Spanish

Simple String-Drawn Bags - instructions and links to illustrations and extant examples. This will be a project I will have my husband and sons work on to have something to carry items like a wallet or phone, as well as teaching them some hand stitching.

Marie de France Poet, 12th Century CE Claim to fame: Author of immensely popular works that challenged societal norms.

medieval-women: “ Marie de France Poet, Century CE Claim to fame: Author of immensely popular works that challenged societal norms. Marie de France was a century medieval poet.

Detail, Donor Portrait w/Virgin and Child. Eleanor de Quincy (d. 1274), Countess of Winchester. © Lambeth Palace Library. Lambeth Apocalypse (1252-67), Lambeth Palace Library, MS. 290, fol. 482

(i really like the cloak) Detail, Donor Portrait w/Virgin and Child. Eleanor de Quincy (d. Countess of Winchester.

Coffret Date: ca. 1190 Geography: Made in, Limoges, France Culture: French Medium: Copper: engraved, stippled, and gilt; champlevé enamel: dark, medium, and light blue; green, yellow, red, and white; wood core with applied parchment, gesso; traces of red paint. Dimensions: Overall: 7 1/8 x 17 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. (18.1 x 45.4 x 22.5 cm) Accession Number: 17.190.511 Metropolitan Museum of Art

Rarely do such handsome enamel chests survive intact. Replete with charming images of animals and warriors, this example may have been used by either a worldly prince or a church official.