Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 30258
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Schlotheuber , Eva
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  • Title: Best Clothes and Everyday Attire of Late Medieval Nuns
  • Source: Fashion and Clothing in Late Medieval Europe/ Mode und Kleidung im Europa des späten Mittelalters.  Edited by Regula Schorta and Rainer C. Schwinges .  Abegg-Stiftung/Schwabe Verlag, 2010.  Pages 139 - 154.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Clothing Ecclesiastical Reform Fashion Headdresses Monasticism Nuns Nuns' Crowns Visitations, Official Visits by Religious Superiors
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  • Geographic Area: General; Germany
  • Century: 12- 13- 14- 15
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  • Illustrations: Seven Illustrations. Figure One Robing of St. Clare, Swabia c. 1500 (Berlin, Deutsches Historisches Museum, inv.-no. 1986/12). Figure Two Sisters of St. Stephan in mantles padded with ermine. Altarcloth showing the life of St. Odilia from St. Stephan (Strasbourg, Dépôt du collège Saint-Etienne au Musée de l'Œuvre Notre-Dame). Figure Three Madonna von Pfons with a "Kruseler", around 1380 (Innsbruck, Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, inv.-no P 284). Figure Four A "Kruseler" under a nun's veil. "Liber animarum capituli Monasterii s. Quirini Nussiensis" [n. 51] (London, British Library, Ms. Add. 15456, fol. 2r.). Figure Five Female sacristan at the mass of the dead, page from a liturgical manuscript, single page of liturgical manuscript, Southern Germany c. 1420/30 (Kupferstichkabinett, Staaliche Museen ze Berlin, Min. 12834 [36-1928]). Figure Six Detail of the Altenberg Altarpiece showing Saint Elizabeth of Hungary distributing clothing. A Premonstratensian nun, wearing a nun's crown, kneels as a donor,1334 (Frankfurt on Main, Stadel Museum, Altenberg Altarpiece, inv.-no SG358-361). Figure Seven Crown (possibly a nun's crown) made from silk bands with embroidered medallions, France, 12th century (Riggisberg, Abegg-Stiftung, inv.-no 5257).
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  • Author's Affiliation: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
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  • Year of Publication: 2010.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9783905014402 (Abegg-Stiftung); 9783796525858 (Schwabe)