Main Menu - Misc. - Clothing/Textiles - Medieval Wales - Names - Other Medieval - Publications - Harpy Publications
Return to main page
Generic (non-biblical) pastoral scenes occur largely in the tapestries of the late 15th century and 16th century. These often involve a very idealized notion of pastoral life, involving a lot of dancing, feasting, ribald games, and general merriment. The people in the scenes are often more of the "rich people playing at being shepherds" variety. The manuscript scenes included in this group are often isolated clips for which I don't have a larger context, and may actually belong in one of the more specific genres.
scene of hunting and dance
scene of hunting and shepherding #1
Return from the hunt
scene of hunting and shepherding #2
La Main Chaude
The Noble Pastoral
Many of these may belong to a more specific religious genre, but I don't have the context to know which one.
Bibl. Nat. Paris MS Lat 873
Le Livre des Faits et Gestes
Stowe MS 955
Hardouyn Book of Hours
Da Costa Hours
Oxford Ms. Douce 93
Bibl. Nat. Paris MS 42
Bibliotheque de l'Arsenal Paris MS 438
Norfolk MS 307
Egerton MS 2019 (reapers)
Gloucester cathedral misericord
Return to previous point in article
This site belongs to Heather Rose Jones. Contact me regarding anything beyond personal, individual use of this material.
Unless otherwise noted, all contents are copyright by Heather Rose Jones, all rights reserved.