The Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire
This is the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire. The story of the crown’s creation has been lost in myth but it was most likely constructed by a jewelsmith somewhere in Western Germany during …
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Empress Matilda's Bling!
During the course of my research into Empress Matilda, I found a very interesting list of some of the riches she owned in her lifetime, so I thought I'd write a shiny post today, detailing that list and illustrating it with items that are either the originals, or something very similar. (click on the images to enlarge). Matilda does seem to have liked her rich fabrics, gold and jewels, but when one examines any royal wardrobe list the same trend becomes obvious. Material wealth of the…
Imperio Carolingio: Del arte románico al arte gótico
El florecimiento artístico promovido por Carlomagno y su corte dio nueva vida al arte europeo, que, marcado por la caída del Imperio Romano de Occidente y las invasiones germánicas, había llegado a un punto de extremo agotamiento. La arquitectura, la pintura y la escultura constituyeron los tres gra