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State Carriage of the Fourteenth Century

State Carriage of the Fourteenth Century.jpg Summoning the CastleThumbnailsSir Robert Shurland

The woodcut shows the style of carriage associated—grotesquely associated, it seems to our eyes—with the armour and costume of the Middle Ages. It might represent Duke Theseus going in state through the streets of Athens, hung with tapestry and cloth of gold, to the solemn deed of arms of Palamon and Arcite.