Another one of yours truly. Still waiting on the Court pictures, but in the meantime…
- Dated: 1583
- Measurements: overall length 44.9 cm
- Provenance: The armoury of Julius, Duke of Brunswick-WolfenbÜttel (r. 1568-89)
The dagger has a hollow triangular blade, iron hilt formed with a pair of very short slightly arched quillons with spirally fluted tips and a residual outer shell-guard. The compressed pommel is cut with a gadrooned (ornamental notching or carving of a rounded molding) pattern in relief over the top, while the horn grip is carved as a column of off-set triangles studded with nails at the points and with a brass fillet at both ends.
The weapon has a fabric-covered wooden scabbard, with large tubular iron mounts with prominent raised mouldings and each cut with pierced fleur-de-lys almost meeting in the middle of the scabbard. The upper mount has four wood-lined shaped apertures for a triangular blade and three implements. The upper mount has a belt-loop at the rear, while the outer face engraved with a strapwork frame enclosing an heraldic device.
There’s an arm issuant from a cloud extended over a fire and holding a candle, the motto “Aliis in Serviendo Consvmor” and the date 1583 above. The bottom mount is engraved with a chequered panel together with the abbreviated inscription "IHZS", and complete with a byknife inlaid with a latten mark, awl and bodkin each entirely of steel.
- The dagger was included in the “Exhibition of Arms, Armour and Militaria” lent by H.R.H. The Duke of Brunswick at the Tower of London, April 10th - October 31st 1952, No.93.
- The motto “Aliis in Serviendo Consvmor” (“I spend myself in the service of others”) is found on several two-hand processional swords from the distinctive series made for the Brunswick Ducal armoury, one of which was included in the 1952 Tower exhibition as No. 79.
- The abbreviated inscription “IHZS” (“Jesus Hilf zur Seligkeit”) is also found on the pommel of a rapier included in the 1952 exhibition, No.69, on a pistol made for Duke Julius, now in the Royal Armouries, Leeds (No. XII, 1176) and on some of the small gilt-brass hunting horns also from the Ducal armouries.
Egyptian Bronze Scepter Finial, New Kingdom, Dynasty XIX, 1307-1196 BC
Cast in the form of a jackal head, the eyes inlaid in obsidian and white stone, presumably limestone.
"Magiverte" - Self - (c) Ysambre Fauntography 2014
Shoulder Armor 2 - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mia Sara as Princess Lili in Ridley Scott’s Legend (1985).
The black wedding dress is given her as a present by the Lord of Darkness.
The costumes were designed by Charles Knode.
My note: I couldn’t find better pictures but this costume is quite unique so I hope you like these anyway.
The next episode of Game of Thrones will be about the Purple Wedding between King Joffrey Baratheon and Lady Margaery Tyrell. The costumes seem even more gorgeous than usual in these pictures, and Margaery’s dress is decorated not only with roses, the symbol of House Tyrell, but also with thorns. “I didn’t want it to be pretty, I wanted it to be slightly dangerous, just like she is” says costume designer Michele Clapton.
Satyricon (1969) - Donyale Luna as Enotea wore a black pleated tunic embellished with gold metal cups, plus a black veil with gold metal cut-out headpiece and huge pendant earring-like decorations.
The costumes were designed by Danilo Donati.
Trame di cinema is an exhibition paying homage to Danilo Donati and Sartoria Farani, held at Villa Manin di Passariano (UD), from March 9th to June 22nd, 2014.