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Aumoniere, 14th century France, unknown source
Chasuble, ca 1330-50, Met Museum
Shoe, late 14th century, Museum of London
These shoes were called “poulaines”. This particular piece was probably worn by a wealthy person, judging by the fact that the toe is very long (longer toes couldn’t be worn by the lower class), and the fact that it does not appear to have ever been repaired. Members of the lower class made shoes last as long as they could, handing them down to others and re-fitting them.
Eagle Dalmatic probably made for Louis of Bavaria, before 1350, Kunsthistorisches Museum
The first mention of this dalmatic was in 1350, but it was probably made for Louis of Bavaria during his reign which lasted between 1314 and 1347. It may have been well-known at least until the 16th century, evident by this drawing by Albrecht Dürer of Charlemagne wearing it.