Funeral plaque: Geoffrey of Anjou

Published/Created:
1113-1151
Date Depicted:
1975
500 AD - 1499 AD
Materials:
enamel
Notes:
This long shield is thought to be the first with a heraldic device. The helmet is shaped like a Phrygian cap.
Abstract:
For years military dress reflects the ordinary styles. At the end of the eleventh century some garments are specifically associated with knights and soldiers. The hauberk is the most basic garment. Made of linked mail, it is a knee-length, shirtlike form. Under it is a shaped and padded garment, a military form of the doublet called the haqueton (or gambeson). Sometimes on top of the hauberk is a knee-length surcote or cyclas with a decorative hip belt. A fitted hood and leg coverings of linked mail are also part of the basic dress. For extra protection sometimes iron plates are attached. An iron cap is over the fitted mail hood. On top of this, enclosing the head, is a square or round combat helmet; frequently it has a nose guard or visor.
Topics:
Enamel -- France -- 12th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Romanesque
Culture:
French
Accession Number:
4388-253
Genre:
costume (mode of fashion): clothing (AAT)
enamels (visual works) (AAT)
plaques (flat objects) (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Clothing & Accessories
Currency, Coins & Medals
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Source Creator:
Button, Jeanne and Sbarge, Stephen
Source Title:
History of Costume, In Slides, Notes and Commentaries: Volume 1
Source Created:
New York, NY
Theatre Arts Slide Presentations
1975
Call Number:
GT513 +B87 1 (LC)
Orbis Barcode:
39002051938497
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Original Repository:
Le Mans, France: Cathedral
OID:
10542949
PID:
digcoll:1800160