Dancing with her distaff tucked in her belt. Flemish Psaltry, Irish College in Paris http://www.wdl.org/en/item/232/view/1/138/

Dancing with her distaff tucked in her belt. Flemish Psaltry, Irish College in…

Book of Hours, MS M.1001 fol. 44r - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Book of Hours, MS fol. - Scene, Sports and Games: Dancing -- Men and women, joining hands, dance near forest. One man grasps front paws of dog standing on its hindlegs. Another man plays bagpipes.

From a book of hours by the Master of the Dresden Prayer Book, ca 1500 (as reproduced in the 2002 Medieval Women Calendar)

The evolution of English & European - Gardening, Farming, & Cultural Landscapes to 1800

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Romance of Alexander, Flemish, (margin) Bodl Lib Nice example of false hem additions to give the outward impression of richer kirtles.

MAASTRICHT HOURS   Detail of a miniature of a friar playing an instrument while a nun dances; from the Maastricht Hours, Netherlands (Liège), 1st quarter of the 14th century.

Detail of a miniature of a friar playing an instrument while a nun dances; from the Maastricht Hours, Netherlands (Liège), quarter of the century, Stowe MS f.

Miroir Historial [Speculum historiale], NAF 15942-15944. C. 1370-80. France.  http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b84496928/f16.image

Miroir Historial [Speculum historiale], NAF 15942-15944. C. 1370-80. France. http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b84496928/f16.image

•Arachne (fol. 30v) and Penelope (fol. 61v), De mulieribus claris (British Library, Royal 20 C V), first quarter of the 15th century

Arachne, De mulieribus claris, British Library, Royal 20 C V, fol. first quarter of the century.

Les danseurs exécutant une “carole” dans le verger. Miniature extraite du Roman de la rose de Jean Meung. vers 1460. BNF, Manuscrits, français 19153, f. 7

Les danseurs exécutant une “carole” dans le verger. Miniature extraite du Roman de la rose de Jean Meung. vers 1460. BNF, Manuscrits, français 19153, f. 7

Pontus und Sidonia — Stuttgart (?) - Werkstatt Ludwig Henfflin, um 1475 Cod. Pal. germ. 142 Folio 16r

Pontus und Sidonia — Stuttgart (?) - Werkstatt Ludwig Henfflin, um 1475 Cod. Pal. germ. 142 Folio 16r

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