XIV century - inspiration
Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a woman at a spinning wheel being kissed by a man, from the Smithfield Decretals, Southern France (Toulouse?) with marginal decoration added in England, last quarter of the 13th century or 1st quarter of the 14th century, Royal 10 E. iv, f. 139
1300 Germany: Color-Coded World. In a successful warring King's House (red and purple pillars) the Queen shares joy and felicity (matching garb) with a young Duke (green), bestowing her Favour as the horn calls to battle. She is elevated and protected by the King (purple railing). Both are surrounded/supported by King's attendants (purple). Each is also encouraged by a spirited, perhaps irresponsible (red) companion who anticipates the best. Fool points to troubadour singing of courtly love.