Bayeux Tapestry: Two men

Published/Created:
ca. 1070-1079
Date Depicted:
1975
500 AD - 1499 AD
Notes:
For ease of riding, the hauberk is slit at the center front.
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:
Textiles -- Anglo-Saxon -- 11th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Romanesque
Culture:
Anglo-Saxon
Accession Number:
4388-243
Genre:
costume (mode of fashion): clothing (AAT)
furnishings: wall hangings: tapestries (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Clothing & Accessories
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
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:
Bayeux, France: Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
OID:
10542939
PID:
digcoll:1804277