Jewels, Hair and Accessories of the Middle Ages
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 Dietmar von Aist shows a variety of purses and belts to his love interest while disguised as a peddler in the Manesse Codex, circa 1300–1320, Zürich, Heidelberg, Universitätsbibliothek, Cod. pal. Germ. 848, fol. 64 recto A margin scene possibly portraying negotiations between a man and a prostitute in a manuscript of the Romance of […]

Bibliography Anderson, Jaynie. Gardens of love in Venetian painting of the Quattrocento. Vol. 2005, in Rituals, Images, and Words: Varieties of Cultural Expression in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe. , edited by F.W. Kent and Charles Zika, 201-234. Focuses on a painting attributed to the studio of Antonio Vivarini, now in the National Gallery […]

General Description of Topic: I have loosely defined my interest as “Romance Items” and how they can be analyzed in the context of feminism and semiotics. Since my “target object”, aumonieres ( alm’s purses) have no research dedicated specifically to them I have identified several themes that relate and several other romance items ( like […]