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Re: VMs: Okay, I'll try to date it
At 09:33 02/02/2004 +0100, Elmar Vogt wrote:
I've just made up my mind to try a dating of the VM based on the costumes
depicted in the various illustrations.
Any hints would be appreciated; of course they are best if they come with
to good scans. Also, feel free to spam my private account
with images; DSL's got to be good for something.
There are a number of good leads you might consider following: for example,
Jens Sensfelder is (in both our opinions) probably wrong to think that the
VMs' crossbowman's headgear is a rolled-up cowl (gugel) - but I don't know
what else it could be (and I found remarkably few books on hats pre-1700
when I searched for them a couple of years ago).
AFAIK nobody really knows why Robert Brumbaugh (senior or junior? or both?)
considered that it was "a fifteenth-century Florentine archer's hat" - it
seems a very precise assertion to have made out of the blue. Perhaps a
clever search of Yale's library catalogue might point to the particular
book he relied upon to form this opinion. After all, it only takes one
picture in one book in one library, right? And perhaps we can guess which
library it was... :-)
Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....
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