Neat Viking Sword pictures

by admin on April 21, 2012

Check out these viking sword photos:

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Image by Albion Europe ApS
The Knud Limited Version Viking Sword

viking sword

Image by Albion Europe ApS
The Stamford Limited Edition Viking Sword


Neat Renaissance Clothing photos

by admin on January 12, 2012

A number of good renaissance clothing photos I discovered:

NYC – Ladie’s Mile: 16th Street
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Image by wallyg
five-seven East 16th Street (left) was built in 1891-1892 by architect Alfred Zucker for Mary M. Leddy. This twelve-tale Romanesque Revival store and loft constructing housed publishers, cloak and fit merchants, emroiderers, shirt waistline merchants and a children’s garments shop.

nine-11 East 16th Street (middle) was constructed in 1896 by architect Louis Korn for Martin Johnson. This seven-tale Sullivanesque retailer and loft developing housed publishers, a toy retailer, and suit merchants.

thirteen East 16th Street (middle-proper) was constructed in 1900-1901 by architect Gilbert Robinson for Robert J. Blake. This eight-tale neo-Renaissance retailer and loft constructing housed Andalaft Brothers, oriental rug merchants, as the original tenant.

fifteen-17 East 16th Street (correct) was created in 1908-09 by architects Schwartz &amp Gross for Kurzrock &amp Heins. This twelve-story neo-Renaissance keep and loft constructing was house to Richard Uses up, a glove issue started in 1883, a music provide business, a diamond dealer, dressmakers and furriers.

The Ladies Mile Historic District, an irregular district defined around from 18th Street to 24th Street and Park Avenue South to Voie of the Americas, preserves 440 structures on 28 blocks. Among the Civil War and Planet War I, the district was the area of some of New York’s most popular division shops, including Lord &amp Taylor, B. Altman, W. &amp J. Sloane, Arnold Constable, Greatest &amp Co., and Bergdorf Goodman. Also included is Daniel H. Burnham’s Flatiron Building, at Fifth Voie and 23rd Street most of the Ladies’ Mile Historic District lies inside the Manhattan neighborhood called following that building, the Flatiron District.

The Females Mile Historic District was specified a historic district by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1989.


Neat Medieval Axe photographs

by admin on January 12, 2012

A few nice medieval axe images I found:

“Ooh what a big axe you have acquired!”
medieval axe

Image by tylluan

Instant in the form of an Ax Blade
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Image by peterjr1961

Bronze Age, manufactured 1200-800 BC, in the Carpathian Basin area, east-central Europe


Neat Medieval Clothes pictures

by admin on November 9, 2011

A few nice medieval clothes images I found:

The Gaoler’s Forge, The Clink Prison Museum, Bankside, London
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Image by nikoretro
Clink Prison
the prison that gave its name to all others

The Gaoler’s forge

Medieval prisons were not very secure by modern standards. This was because the prisoners were kept chained and shackled. Their legs and wrists were held by manacles which were hammered or clenched closed. If a prisoner was to be released, the irons had to be hammered open again.

Until the nineteenth century, prisoners were expected to pay for their own imprisonment. They had, after all, brought it upon themselves. Gaolers, or keepers, were poorly paid and were often given the job instead of a pension. The supplemented their income by exacting various payments from the prisoners or their families.

Engraving caption: A debtor being shackled and stripped of his belongings. Circa 1756 Source: Guildhall Library

Charges were made for the ‘accommodation’ food and drink, fuel and clothing that they used while imprisoned. They even had to pay for their shackles. Just think of the contrast of this by today’s standards. In Medieval times rich prisoners could pay, even bribe the gaoler to fit lighter shackles, or if the price was right, none at all!

In 1374 the Bishop of Winchester’s household paid for an iron ‘gyve’ (fetter) and a year later two clerks escaped from the Bishop’s Palace dispide their fetters. A feat that all prisoners of the clink wished they could achieve!

Just imagine that you are unfortunate enough to have been put here, in the Bishop’s very own private prison for misdeeds whilst in his Liberty of the Clink.

Photo used here with permission:

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Image by me and the sysop
for my 14th day of gratitude, i’m picking vidya games. though this picture doesn’t do much to highlight them, it is me peeking around the coffee table while watching slo play persona 4. that’s how much i love them: i don’t even have to play them, just watch. i’m a firm believer in the hand-eye coordination business they say it builds, and i think all my habits contributed to my clarinet funkitude and 90 wpm typitude.

so take a moment and thank the vidya games in your life. the genesis was always one of the systems i played to death. as a result, two of my favorite soundtracks are ghouls & ghosts (totally rockin’) and columns (totally medieval chill). ah, and altered beast? game developers today have their heads up their asses.

hmm…no idea why the EXIF data disappeared from this…

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Plaque with the Crucifixion between Longinus and Stephaton and the Personification of the Sun and the Moon
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Image by peterjr1961
Plaque with the Crucifixion between Longinus and Stephaton and the Personification of the Sun and the Moon
German, possibly Westphalia, made about 1200

This plaque was probably originally part of a pulpit or altar frontal. An enamel palette of blue, green, red, and white and lively engraving delineate the figures and their clothing. Contemporary enamels from the Limoges reion of France inspired the composition.


Neat Medieval Costume pictures

by admin on September 9, 2011

Some neat medieval costume photos:

Hey! You search just like that woodcut we ended up learning last week!
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Image by 1 lucky guy
One particular of the cast members of the faire greeted me with this exclamation as I entered the gates. Little did he know that he paid me a massive compliment to review my interpretation of medieval costume to a interval reference. Which is what I’m shooting for. Living background, not fantasy.

Chrysanthemum Noh Costume
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Picture by feministjulie
Nuihaku Garment (Noh costume)
Chrysanthemum, reed and waterfowl design on red and white tiered ground
Azuchi-Momoyama period of time, sixteenth century
Formerly owned by the Konparu Troupe

&quotNuihaku is a kind of kosode (modest wrist opening) garment embellished with embroidery and gold leaf. The type was popular during the Muromachi (1392-1573) and Azuchi-Momoyama (1573-1603) intervals and became obsolete around the middle Edo time period (1603-1868). Nevertheless, it continued to be employed as a costume of feminine roles in Noh theater. While it was utilised as a coat throughout medieval occasions, it was used as a garment worn only on the reduced portion of the physique, like a skirt, for the duration of the Edo period of time.&quot

Tokyo National Museum Exhibit Plaque:

&quotNuihaku Robes: A Japanese Aesthetic of Silk and Gold&quot

&quotNuihaku robes are Noh costumes with styles in embroidery and gold and silver leaf. Primarily employed in plays with young feminine protagonists (acknowledged as katsura-noh performs), they are worn all around the waist beneath choken- or maiginu-sort outer robes. These outer robes are frequently created from sumptuous materials these kinds of as karaori and gold brocade, to which nuihaku play a subordinate function.

From the Azuchi-Momoyama to the early Edo period, nonetheless, prior to the spread of karaori materials, nuihaku were the most splendid form of Noh costume and ended up utilised as outer robes in katsura-noh performs. These nuihaku ended up lavishly embellished, with embroidery covering virtually the whole garment and gold leaf utilized to the small remaining room.

In the Edo time period, landscapes and scenic functions connected with Noh performs arrived to be integrated into nuihaku patterns. Scattered uchiwa followers, folding fans and other this kind of motifs also emerged, supplying the robes a narrative quality akin to that of photograph scrolls. Landscapes, autumn grasses and other equally lyrical designs embodied a Japanese sensibility distinctive from that of standard Chinese auspicious motifs. This identical sensibility can be discerned in the embroidery alone, with its use of unspun threads which ended up loosely looped to accentuate the all-natural gloss of the silk. This exhibition showcases the uniquely Japanese aesthetic played out in lustrous silk and excellent gold leaf on nuihaku robes.&quot

-Oyama Yuzuruha, Curator

Exhibition: August 21 – October 24, 2010

medieval lookin folks
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Image by gtrwndr87
Shot at San Diego Comic Con 2011