"The shield carried by a mounted man-at-arms in the middle ages; especially, the triangular shield of no great length carried during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, and hung around the neck by the guige, so as to cover the left arm and left side." -Whitney, 1911

Écu

"The shield carried by a mounted man-at-arms in the middle ages; especially, the triangular shield of…

The Arabian Bas-relief circular panel is a 14th century design found on a door in Cairo, Egypt.

Arabian Bas-Relief Circular Panel

The Arabian Bas-relief circular panel is a 14th century design found on a door in Cairo, Egypt.

The Medieval circular panel is a 14th century design found on a stone slab.

Medieval Circular Panel

The Medieval circular panel is a 14th century design found on a stone slab.

"The shoulder-piece in the armor of the fourteenth century, especially when small and fitting closely to the person, as compared with the large pauldron of later days." -Whitney, 1911

Epaulet

"The shoulder-piece in the armor of the fourteenth century, especially when small and fitting closely…

"The shoulder-piece in the armor of the fourteenth century, especially when small and fitting closely to the person, as compared with the large pauldron of later days." -Whitney, 1911

Epaulet

"The shoulder-piece in the armor of the fourteenth century, especially when small and fitting closely…

This is part of a spanish trellis gate. Designed during the 14th century, it is made of wrought-iron in the shape of a flower.

Spanish Trellis Gate Finial

This is part of a spanish trellis gate. Designed during the 14th century, it is made of wrought-iron…

"Gauntlet of plate, early 14th century. In medieval armor, a glove of defense." -Whitney, 1911

Gauntlet of Plate

"Gauntlet of plate, early 14th century. In medieval armor, a glove of defense." -Whitney, 1911

"Gauntlet of plate, later 14th century. In medieval armor, a glove of defense." -Whitney, 1911

Gauntlet of Plate

"Gauntlet of plate, later 14th century. In medieval armor, a glove of defense." -Whitney, 1911

"Grinding with a hand-mill in the fourteenth century, as pictured in an old manuscript."—Gordy, 1912

Grinding with a Handmill

"Grinding with a hand-mill in the fourteenth century, as pictured in an old manuscript."—Gordy,…

A medieval hunting horn with the tablature in use in the 14th century.

Medieval Hunting Horn

A medieval hunting horn with the tablature in use in the 14th century.

An illustration of medieval kettledrums in the 14th century. Timpani (also known colloquially as kettledrums or kettle drums) are musical instruments in the percussion family. A type of drum, they consist of a skin called a head stretched over a large bowl commonly made of copper. They are played by striking the head with a specialized drum stick called a timpani stick or timpani mallet. Unlike most drums, they produce a definite pitch when struck, and can be tuned, often with the use of a pedal. Timpani evolved from military drums to become a staple of the classical orchestra by the last third of the 18th century. Today, they are used in many types of musical ensembles including concert, marching, and even some rock bands.

Medieval Kettledrum

An illustration of medieval kettledrums in the 14th century. Timpani (also known colloquially as kettledrums…

"Feeding pigs in the fourteenth century, as pictured in an old manuscript."—Gordy, 1912

Feeding Pigs

"Feeding pigs in the fourteenth century, as pictured in an old manuscript."—Gordy, 1912

"Reaping in the fourteenth century, as pictured in an old psalter."—Gordy, 1912

Reaping

"Reaping in the fourteenth century, as pictured in an old psalter."—Gordy, 1912

These scissors are made in the form of a coat of arms. It has a motto of the Cavendish family, a British noble family during the 14th century.

Scissors

These scissors are made in the form of a coat of arms. It has a motto of the Cavendish family, a British…

The Moorish square panel is a 14th century design found in Alhambra a palace in Southern Spain.

Moorish Square Panel

The Moorish square panel is a 14th century design found in Alhambra a palace in Southern Spain.