Interesting images on Bodleian - thanks Karen Larsdatter

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Interesting images on Bodleian - thanks Karen Larsdatter

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http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=b ... =msbodl264

Karen had provided a link to this online MSS, it has loads of great images photographed at hi mag, so we get lots of detail. Plus the original painters seem to have had a good eye for how things worked.

On this page note the following:

what appear to be quilted garments under mail

COPs with rivet patterns and a back view of same showing ties

Quilted armour under mail, which in turn is under the COP, well armoured chaps these.

Apologies if this is not news, but the images are well worth a close look.
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fantastic!

folio 23, bottom right - visored great helms?

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sorry - should be 21. :oops:
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[tongue firmly in cheek]But they're all wearing lippy, are they all women? Must be I s'pose as paintings don't lie.[/tongue firmly in cheek]
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Great details.. Seriously chunky belts..

Have you looked at the edging on some of the footed hose feet (trying to indicate a sewn leather sole perhaps?).

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I love the two foot tall elephants on folio 43. Adorable.
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IDEEDEE wrote:Great details.. Seriously chunky belts..

Have you looked at the edging on some of the footed hose feet (trying to indicate a sewn leather sole perhaps?).
Where are the belts? I'd go for soled hose.
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Hi Lady Cecily,

The belts are on the kings & friends ("gold" panels? Folio 2 verso, folio 270 recto), some studded (?) ones on a couple of the knights in folio 21.

Thinner ones scattered here & there. Nice baldric folio 58 recto. Nice to see the dagger/knife through purse arrangement in places.

Don't you just love all the little birds in the margins etc. So simply done, yet instantly recognisable.

Really great link. Thanks Gregory & Karen. :D

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Post by Lady Cecily »

Oh yes, interesting - the king on folio 2 almost looks like he has lace at the collar and cuffs too. :shock:
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