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Background imageHefner Collection: Knight of the mid 15th century in battle armor with weapons

Knight of the mid 15th century in battle armor with weapons.. He wears a checkered tunic over stocking, with two angels above holding his coat of arms. The weapons include a war hammer A and sword E

Background imageHefner Collection: Jewish religious procession from the 15th century

Jewish religious procession from the 15th century.. From a coloured pen and ink drawing in the handwritten chronicles of the Council of Constance by Ulrich von Richental

Background imageHefner Collection: German pole axe and halberd from the late 15th century

German pole axe and halberd from the late 15th century. Chromolithograph from Hefner-Altenecks Costumes, Artworks and Appliances from the Middle Ages to the 17th Century, Frankfurt, 1889

Background imageHefner Collection: Wife kissing a young man behind her husbands back

Wife kissing a young man behind her husbands back. German fashions of the late 15th century. From a color illustration by a German master in Berlin Print Room, Kupferstichkabinet

Background imageHefner Collection: Italian male fashion, late 15th century

Italian male fashion, late 15th century. Costume of Italian noblemen A-C, and costume of Italian soldiers, archer, pikeman and axe man in small metal helmet

Background imageHefner Collection: German fashions of the 15th century, including mi-parti

German fashions of the 15th century, including mi-parti
German costumes of the 15th century. Man and woman in mi-parti clothes, and others in characteristic fashion of the era. From the Duke of Saxonys lineage book in Dresden State Archive

Background imageHefner Collection: Italian heraldic shield or targe from the mid-15th century

Italian heraldic shield or targe from the mid-15th century. With escutcheon and coat of arms, great helm crested with a swans head, the crest of the Chigi family of Sienna

Background imageHefner Collection: Crakows and Trippen shoes from the mid-15th century

Crakows and Trippen shoes from the mid-15th century. Chromolithograph from Hefner-Altenecks Costumes, Artworks and Appliances from the Middle Ages to the 17th Century, Frankfurt, 1889

Background imageHefner Collection: German knight in armour of the late 14th century

German knight in armour of the late 14th century. In bascinet with vizor and camail, surcoat and cape, chainmail and plate armour, holding a lance and mace. St

Background imageHefner Collection: A siren seducing a merman knight, 14th century

A siren seducing a merman knight, 14th century
A mermaid or siren in German womens costume from the 14th century seducing a merman knight. Scenes below show knights and ladies holding family crests

Background imageHefner Collection: Gottfried Count of Arensberg, 14th century armour

Gottfried Count of Arensberg, 14th century armour
Gottfried, Count of Arensberg, Graf von Arensberg, 1370. In suit of armour, leather surcoat with coat of arms, iron arm harness. From a grave effigy in Frankfurt Cathedral

Background imageHefner Collection: Earl von Orlamunde and Otto VI von Weimar-Orlamunde

Earl von Orlamunde and Otto VI von Weimar-Orlamunde
Unknown Earl von Orlamunde (left) and Otto VI or Otto VII von Weimar-Orlamunde (right), died 1340. From grave effigies in Kloster Himmelkron and a Cistercian monastery

Background imageHefner Collection: Grave effigy of Berthold VI von Henneberg, died 1330

Grave effigy of Berthold VI von Henneberg, died 1330
Grave effigy of Berthold VI von Henneberg, Prior of the Order of Saint John or Johanniter-Ordens, died 1330. Chromolithograph from Hefner-Altenecks Costumes

Background imageHefner Collection: Mid-18th century German male fashions worn

Mid-18th century German male fashions worn by state officials.. From a mural by the Venetian artist Tiepelo in Wurzburg castle. Below the balcony is a black servant boy with a hunting dog

Background imageHefner Collection: German female haberdasher in a shop selling thread, 1492

German female haberdasher in a shop selling thread, 1492
German female haberdasher in a shop selling colorful ropes of thread and buttons, 1492. She wears a tall hennin with veil, popular in France and Holland at the time

Background imageHefner Collection: Stained glass window portrait of a lady with armorial

Stained glass window portrait of a lady with armorial
Stained glass window portrait of a lady in hennin hat with tiara, next to unknown states armorial shield, helm and crest, 1495. Shield shows a wicker fence

Background imageHefner Collection: Steel plate gauntlets of the late 15th century

Steel plate gauntlets of the late 15th century. Chromolithograph from Hefner-Altenecks Costumes, Artworks and Appliances from the Middle Ages to the 17th Century, Frankfurt, 1889. Illustration by Dr

Background imageHefner Collection: Stained glass portrait of Abbot Sebastian Hafele

Stained glass portrait of Abbot Sebastian Hafele
Abbot Sebastian Hafele von Ebersburg, Catholic prelate, 1472-1500. With mitre, crook and coat of arms. From a stained glass window in the church in Haslach, Bavaria

Background imageHefner Collection: Portrait of a young German nobleman in oils from 1490

Portrait of a young German nobleman in oils from 1490
Portrait of a 22-year-old German nobleman in oils from 1490. Painted by the famous master of the Swabian school Bartholomaus Zeitblom

Background imageHefner Collection: German coats of arms from the late 15th century

German coats of arms from the late 15th century
Coat of arms of Bernhard Adelmann von Adelmannsfelden from his gravestone in Eichstatt Cathedral A, and coats of arms of the Votter and Langenmantel families from a painting by Hans Holbein

Background imageHefner Collection: German womens fashion from the late 15th century

German womens fashion from the late 15th century
German womens fashion and ornament from the late 15th century. Woman from the title page to the woodcut album Reise von Palastina A

Background imageHefner Collection: Bernhard von Breidenbach, politician in Mainz, 1440-1497

Bernhard von Breidenbach, politician in Mainz, 1440-1497
Bernhard von Breidenbach, politician in the Electorate of Mainz and author of Peregrinatio in terram sanctum, 1440-1497. From the grave effigy in Mainz Cathedral

Background imageHefner Collection: Shield and weapons of the late 15th century

Shield and weapons of the late 15th century. Shield with the coat of arms of Deggendorf, Bavaria A, B; Steitart or pole axe C, and Helmbarte or halberd D

Background imageHefner Collection: German noblemens costumes from the late 15th century

German noblemens costumes from the late 15th century. Nobleman A from a fresco in the Basilica in Siena. Aristocrat B from a painting in Frankfurt State Institute

Background imageHefner Collection: German fashions of the late 15th century

German fashions of the late 15th century from Matthaus Schwarzs Book of Clothes, Trachtenbuch. Chromolithograph from Hefner-Altenecks Costumes

Background imageHefner Collection: Italian fashions of the late 15th century

Italian fashions of the late 15th century. A noblewoman from a carpet now in Corpus Domini, Rome. A Roman soldier with pike from a fresco in the library of the Basilica of Siena

Background imageHefner Collection: Painted decorative box from the late 15th century

Painted decorative box from the late 15th century
Painted decorative box showing the Judgment of Paris from the late 15th century. Paris in gold suit of armour lies before Mercury in red robes and three naked goddesses Hera, Athena and Aphrodite

Background imageHefner Collection: Fragment of a banner of miners from Tyrol, 15th century

Fragment of a banner of miners from Tyrol, 15th century
Fragment of a banner of silver and copper miners from Tyrol, late 15th century. St. George kills a dragon next to a scarlet eagle

Background imageHefner Collection: German fashion of the late 15th century

German fashion of the late 15th century. Knights of the Kevernburg with their wives, holding armorial shields and pennants, Arnstadt A-F

Background imageHefner Collection: Italian noble youth fashions from the late 15th century

Italian noble youth fashions from the late 15th century. They wear doublet and hose with many cutout panels, slits and slashes. From an oil painting by Bernardo Pinturicchio

Background imageHefner Collection: Costume of a German woman and children, late 15th century

Costume of a German woman and children, late 15th century
Dutch-style costume of a German woman and children, late 15th century. Her jewelry is shown enlarged below. The book is wrapped in a cloth cover

Background imageHefner Collection: Sir Johann VI Hans von Kronberg and his wife Katharina

Sir Johann VI Hans von Kronberg and his wife Katharina
Sir Johann VI Hans von Kronberg (died 1488) and his wife Katharina von Reifenberg. From the grave effigy in St. Johann Church, Kronberg im Taunus, Hessen Germany

Background imageHefner Collection: Costumes of young German noblemen, late 15th century

Costumes of young German noblemen, late 15th century. Both are cleanshaven with long hair, and mi-parti clothes. One in long gold-embroidered doublet, the other in short cape

Background imageHefner Collection: German court messenger and old man, 15th century

German court messenger and old man, 15th century
German male fashions of the late 15th century. Costume of a court messenger with brooch and lance, from painting of the life of St. Sigismund

Background imageHefner Collection: Armorial shields of the crossbowmens guild, late

Armorial shields of the crossbowmens guild, late
Armorial shields of members of the crossbowmens guild in Munich, late 15th century. A Hans Duke of Bavaria, 1463, B Hainrich 1486, C Hans Duke of Saarwerden, D unknown, E C

Background imageHefner Collection: Italian mens fashions from the late 15th century

Italian mens fashions from the late 15th century. Nobleman in fur-lined tunic over hose and boots, left, from Saint Barbara by Matteo di Giovanni in the Basilica of San Domenico, Siena

Background imageHefner Collection: Portrait of a German woman with child, late 15th century

Portrait of a German woman with child, late 15th century
Portrait of a German woman in turban, dress and cape, late 15th century, showing the influence of French and Dutch fashion of the era

Background imageHefner Collection: Helmets and gorgets, Germany, late 15th century

Helmets and gorgets, Germany, late 15th century
Helmets, sallet helm and gorget neck armour, Germany, late 15th century. Chromolithograph from Hefner-Altenecks Costumes, Artworks and Appliances from the Middle Ages to the 17th Century, Frankfurt

Background imageHefner Collection: Bust of a German woman of the late 15th century

Bust of a German woman of the late 15th century
Bust of a woman from the late 15th century. She wears German fashion of the era, and a red velvet turban, decorated with a golden angel brooch and tied with white ribbon

Background imageHefner Collection: Decorated sides and back of house altar, German

Decorated sides and back of house altar, German
Carved and painted back and sides of house altar of Count von Pocci, Munich, Germany, late 15th century. Decorated with foliage

Background imageHefner Collection: House altar with knight in armour, German, 15th century

House altar with knight in armour, German, 15th century
House altar with knight in armour holding sword and shield, Count von Pocci, Munich, 15th century. Chromolithograph from Hefner-Altenecks Costumes

Background imageHefner Collection: French costumes of the late 15th century

French costumes of the late 15th century. French noblewoman in fur-lined dress visited by a bourgeois man or scholar in broad shoes who kneels before her. Heraldic coat of arms at bottom

Background imageHefner Collection: Rear view of three-piece breastplate armour, 15th century

Rear view of three-piece breastplate armour, 15th century
Rear view of three-piece breastplate armour or Harnische-Schmiede Plattner, late 15ht century, with engraved and jointed arm armour. From an original suit of armour in Vienna Arsenal

Background imageHefner Collection: German suit of armour from the late 15th century

German suit of armour from the late 15th century. Salade or sallet helmet, three-piece breastplate or Harnische-Schmiede Plattner, engraved and jointed arm and leg armour, long crakow sabatons

Background imageHefner Collection: Dutch peasant woman, late 15th century

Dutch peasant woman, late 15th century
Dutch peasant woman in veil, dress, apron and basket, late 15th century, on the road to visit St. Elisabeth. From a figure in a door in Aachen Cathedral

Background imageHefner Collection: German costumes of the late 15th century

German costumes of the late 15th century. Woman in dress with long hanging sleeves holding a bird, and man in doublet with jagged sleeves and skirts, red hose, feathered hat

Background imageHefner Collection: Costumes of the late 15th century

Costumes of the late 15th century
Youth in mi-parti double and hose, short cape, woman with broom from a French miniature painted by Etienne, and woodsman in workclothes with hat, hood, doublet and leggings

Background imageHefner Collection: Mens costumes, late 15th century

Mens costumes, late 15th century
Portait and coat of arms of Sigismund Duke of Bavaria, and his brother Johann, Abbot of Andechs Abbey. In the scene below



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