A relief depicting Danish King Valdemar II Vic…

A relief depicting Danish King Valdemar II Victorious (1170-1241) and his wife Berengaria of Portugal

* Ribe Cathedral, Jylland

Source: By Orf3us (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Battle of Lindanise – Dannebrog falls from the…

Battle of Lindanise – Dannebrog falls from the sky

In 1219 Danish King Valdemar II led a crusading fleet to Estonia.His army met Estonian forces at Lindanise – present day Tallinn – and defeated them after a hard fight. According to legend Danish flag, Dannebrog, fell from the sky during a difficult moment of the battle and this gave crusaders new hope.

(C.A. Lorentzen’s painting, 1809)

Plaques with Scenes from the Story of Joshua, …

Plaques with Scenes from the Story of Joshua, Medieval Art

Medium: Ivory, traces of polychromy, gilding; bone (border strips)

Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/701436

Belt Plate, Medieval ArtMedium: Iron, silver i…

Belt Plate, Medieval Art

Medium: Iron, silver inlay, brass inlay

Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/465650

Manuscript Leaf with Initial S, from an Antiph…

Manuscript Leaf with Initial S, from an Antiphonary, Medieval Art

Medium: Tempera, ink, and metal leaf on parchment

Gift of Miss Alice M. Dike, in memory of her father, Henry A. Dike, 1928
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/466739

Column, Medieval ArtMedium: StoneH. O. Havemey…

Column, Medieval Art

Medium: Stone

H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/466820

Hairpin, Medieval ArtMedium: Copper alloyGift …

Hairpin, Medieval Art

Medium: Copper alloy

Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/465107

Ducat of Constance of Aragon (1282-1285), Medi…

Ducat of Constance of Aragon (1282-1285), Medieval Art

Medium: Gold

Gift of C. Ruxton Love Jr., 1967
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/468729

Corbel, Medieval ArtMedium: StoneRogers Fund, …

Corbel, Medieval Art

Medium: Stone

Rogers Fund, 1913
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/463615

Albert of Riga (1165-1229)

Albert of Riga (1165-1229)

A German bishop who was one of the leaders of the Baltic crusades. He also established the Military Order of Brothers of the Sword and is – allegedly – a founder of Riga.

Source: By Artifex (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons