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Isabella of Castile was a shining example of queenship in the late medieval age. The blue-eyed, reddish-blonde haired, fair skinned Queen of Castile united the country of Spain with her husband, King Ferdinand II of Aragon as well as fearlessly led her soldiers into battle. Isabella was quite a woman – deeply religious and devout yet deviously ruthless; brave yet tender towards her children; a woman of many talents and who wielded extreme power.
Stockings Date: 16th century Culture: Italian Medium: linen, silk and metal thread Dimensions: Length 29 1/2 in. (74.9 cm) Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1910 Accession Number: 10.124.6 - most likely woven cloth, cut on bias. May have had a foot at some point, or could have been meant to be worn over short socks. Lovely embroidery at top.