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Historical Archive: Crowns and Diadems, c.1300 through undifferentiated 15th c. and c.1400
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lilly crown of King Sigmund of Hungary, 14th c., HNM. For detail see HNM.
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Virgin and Child w. SS. Catherine and Agnes, and Crucifixion, ivory, 14th c. France, Sens CT TC.C'7
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Signet ring "of Louis IX", sapphire/gold/enamel, 14th c., Louvre OA MR 92, which has its own page
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Guy de Meyos kneeling before St Louis, enamel on copper gilt, funerary plaque found at Civray (Vienne), Limoges 1307, Louvre OA 7495
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Virgin and child trampling a monster, ivory, 1st quarter of 14th c. Paris, Louvre OA 11097
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St. George arm reliquary, Prague 1300-25, Prague Castle HS 03343. This work has its own page.
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Tristan embroidery, wool on linen, c.1300-25, WIEN Ha 1, WienMus, which has its own page
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Nedstryn altar frontal, painted pine 1300-25, Bergen MA 1, which has its own page with more crowns
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Holy Kindred, wood with polychrome, Spain c.1300-1330, MFAB 61.4. This work has its own page.
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effigy of Clémence of Hungary, marble, first third of the 14th c., Saint-Denis. This work has its own page.
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seal of the Order of Cîteaux (modern cast), c.1300-50, AN B1540. For detail see AN.
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scenes of courtly love, ivory mirror back, Paris c.1300-1350, Cluny Cl.401
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Giovanni Pisano pulpit 1302-10, which has its own page with more crowns, in Pisa cathedral
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Andernach city seal matrix, silver, by 1308, SMBMünz 18239319, which has its own page
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Catherine: Pietro Lorenzetti? Virgin and Child w. SS Catherine, Agnes, c.1310-15, tempera/panel, Arezzo MS
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St Albans cathedral pier painting c.1310-20; St Albans has its own pages.
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Jean I le Posthume (15-20 November, 1316), marble, Saint-Denis basilica. This work has its own page.
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Adoration Magi and Cucifixion, ivory diptych, France c.1325-1350, Cluny Cl.15330-15331
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prince of Lusignan dynasty, marble prob from funerary marker, Cyprus c.1325-50, Louvre R.F. 1219. For full work see Louvre.
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Charles of Anjou (1227-85), marble monument 1326, Saint-Denis basilica. This work has its own page.
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Louis X (le Hutin, the Quarreler, the Headstrong, the Stubborn; 1289-1316), marble, bef. 1327, Saint-Denis basilica. For other views see Saint-Denis Funerary Memorials.
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gold bulla of Louis IV the Bavarian, 1328, SMBMünz 18239302
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Virgin and Child, 1334, Sens cathedral. This object has its own page.
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Tino di Camaino, Madonna and Child with Queen Sancia, SS and Angels, marble, c.1335, NGA 1960.5.1. This work has its own page.
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Kloster Wienhausen nuns' choir, painted c.1335, which has its own page
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narthex: Dečani monastery frescoes, 1335-47, which have their own pages with more crowns
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Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Good and Bad Government 1338-40, Siena, which has its own page
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plenary of Otto the Mild, 1339 reusing chessboard 1300-30, KGM W 32, which has its own page with another crown
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Jeanne de France (1311-49), marble, Saint-Denis basilica. This work has its own page.
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Virgin and Child with SS. James and Christopher, ivory, Flemish c.1350-75, IMA 57.99
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Nativity and Shepherds, Magi: Infancy and Passion diptych, ivory, Paris 1350-75, PMA 1921-20-1. This object has its own page.
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Valentinian: Life of St. Martin of Tours, embroidered altar frontal, 2nd half of 14th c., MRAH. This work has its own page.
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Cappella Strozzi di Mantova, Florence, Nardo di Cione 1354-57, which has its own page
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Charles IV and the future Charles V of France, 1356-58: Karlstejn Castle, Chapel of the Virgin Mary, which has its own own page with more crowns.
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Justice, Arca di Sant' Agostino, 1362-aft. 1409, San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro, Pavia. This work has its own page, with crowned King Liutprand.
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Charles V and Jeanne de Bourbon, c.1375, tops of crowns restored. Louvre, R.F. 1377, 1378. This work has its own page.
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Vierge Ouvrante, polychromed wood, 1375-1425, Cluny Cl. 12060, which has its own page with more crowns.
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Baptistery, cathedral of Padua, 1376 frescoes: Giusto de' Menabuoi. This work has its own pages.
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St. Olav (Olaf): walrus ivory crozier, Norway, late 14th c., V&A A.1-2002. This work has its own page.
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Annunciation, alabaster with paint and gilding, 15th c. Nottingham, PMA 1945-25-107 (pair with 1945-25-108). For full work see PMA.
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Tree of Jesse, alabaster with paint and gilding, 15th c. Nottingham, PMA 1945-25-108 (pair with 1945-25-107)
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Coronation of the Virgin, alabaster with paint and gilding, 15th c. Nottingham, PMA 1962-67-7. For oblique view see PMA.
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Kuster family grave stone: coat of arms with 3 swans emerging from a crown, c.1400, HNM 70.62.1-6
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St. Catherine trampling Emperor Maximian, Rhineland c.1400, Louvre OA 3456. For another view see Louvre.