2 weeks ago
"What else can you expect from a science(?) where bends can be straight, pales can be dark, and naked women are usually proper?"
(I don't remember who I'm stealing that from. As usual, I just ran across it somewhere on the internet.)
In Perpetua Rei MemoriaWith this basin and ewerWilliam Howison CraufurdYounger of Braehead and Craufurdland,in place of his motherMrs. Elizabeth Howison Craufurd,rendered toKing George the FourthThe Ancient Servitium Lavacri,By which tenure she holds her Lands of Braehead.And that by tendering to His MajestyThe Basin and Ewer with a Clean Napkin,After He had partaken of an EntertainmentGiven by the Magistrates of Edinburgh,in the Parliament House of that City,upon the Twenty Fourth of August,MDCCCXXII .
The effigy is said to represent Don Ramon Peralta de Espés (d.1348), Captain General of the Armies of Aragon and Grand Admiral of Aragon and Sicily.
Painted chest of Richard de Bury
English; early 14th century
Inside the lid of this chest are colourful heraldic shields and fabulous animals. The outside of the chest would have been painted too. It was probably used to carry and store armour, both on the battlefield and at home.
OakThe "colourful heraldic shields and fabulous animals" are, from left to right: