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    li xiaofeng: dress created from porcelain fragments from the Ming and Qing dynasties

    I don't really do Renaissance costuming any more but if I did... oh my, this would be on the list!

    The Codex Gigas. The largest medieval manuscript in existence, created by a single scribe in the early 13th century. Sometimes called “The Devil’s Bible” because of a large unexplained picture of him. Lavishly illustrated. Just the writing alone, not counting the illustrations, would have taken five years of constant writing to complete

    A rapier, manufactured in the mid-19th century by the technology of the old masters as a gift to one high-ranking person. Such exceptionally flexible rapiers were made in Toledo in the beginning of 17th century. They were sold in gun shops and coiled in a circle to show its flexible properties.

    Paper dragon

    We did get to see this years ago along with many other amazing helmets. One of those reality is stranger than fiction pieces. Horned Helmet, by Konrad Seusenhofer, 1511-1514, made for Henry VIII. More info: twonerdyhistorygi...

    An amazing piece of needle felted art. Alpaca Needle Felted Steampunk Panserbjorne Armored Ice Bear with Whiting & Davis Armor OOAK Artist Bear. $1,800.00, via Etsy.

    Female Anatomical Figure Probably Italian, 18th century

    These dolls are exquisite!

    A cat! With Wings!