Twelve Medallions Mounted as a Necklace, c. 1400 France, Paris. Enameled gold, precious stones, and pearls; some later additions with modern chain, Diameter - h:4.50 d:1.60 cm Part 1 - l:70.94 cm. Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1947.507 Location: Gallery 109 HideDescription These medallions, likely sewn onto a woman’s headpiece, are unique items of feminine apparel from around 1400 and would have been well known at the court of Philip the Bold and Margaret of Flanders.
“Golden Gown” supposedly worn by Queen Margaret I of Denmark, ca 1403-1439, Uppsala Cathedral For a long time, the gown was kept near to Margaret’s tomb in Roskilde Cathedral, but in 1659 it was taken to Sweden as booty by Charles X. It was donated to Uppsala Cathedral by the royal family in 1665. Reconstruction:
Renaissance Fashion. Women`s Costume of German Nobility, 1450, 15th Century. The left figure shows an unmarried woman, which is characterized by their uncovered hair. Her long hair is braided in some cases, combined with false hair pieces and decorated with a wreath of flowers. Both women are wearing the round-cut cotta, or Gamurra with long, lush ornamental sleeves. The Gamurra was closely fitted top and highlighted the figure of the woman.