The Baptism of Clovis, painted around 1500 by Master of Saint Giles. Clovis (d. 511) was the founder of the Merovingian dynasty and the first Christian king of France. The setting for his baptism can be recognized as Sainte-Chapelle, the royal chapel on the Ile-de-la-Cité in Paris. Among the witnesses is his wife, Clothilde, who was largely responsible for his conversion.
Three Holy Women at the Sepulcher, early 10th century Northern Italy (Milan?) Elephant ivory This ivory plaque representing the Easter miracle of Christ's resurrection from the dead probably once served as part of a decorative cover for a liturgical manuscript.
"Casket with Warriors and Dancers, carved 11th century Byzantine; Probably made in Constantinople. Bone, copper gilt " & "Classical literature and classical images were preserved throughout the Byzantine period." - however the narration further explained some humor of the figures as they seem to face & react to each other around the sides -- claiming the piece to belong to a private citizen.
"One of the most admired Byzantine paintings, the late 13th century Virgin and Child known as the Kahn Madonna (National Gallery of Art, Washington). The work is said to reflect the Italian influence being felt in the Byzantine world at this time."
Found the picture from our book's chapter!! ... Wish I could find the direct source. "Early middle ages"/Byzantine Empire. I would say high West-influence. Yet take a look at the hight of their tunics... & their decorated leggings (stockings). ;D (Makes me think this is from the earlier Byzantine centuries rather than later).
Found this fascinating! =D (Former pin description): "Palatine Chapel was the royal chapel of the Norman kings of Sicily. It combines a variety os styles: Norman architecture, Arabic arches, Byzantine mosaics. It's exceptional!"
Crusaders returning from the holy lands flaunted a new shoe style for men that featured curled-back, pointy toes (known as poulaines). In the 14th and 15th centuries the fashion evolved. Toes grew and grew until some men sported points two feet long that had to be tied to their garters. These points made it hard to walk without tripping. http://www.sarahalbeebooks.com/2012/05/whats-the-point/