[Sca-cooks] Wohlgemuth's woodcut
Stefan li Rous
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Sun May 17 18:30:45 PDT 2009
I'm having trouble picking out any guys among the rear tables.
Basically I passed over the single guy in the front table. That
simply appeared to be the table the servants were using to prep
things, including the trenchers. But the guy does have on a coronet.
An awful large amount of coronets on various heads in this picture.
Symbolic or real?
And I would expect the head honcho to be in a location overlooking
the hall and the feast. Not off in a corner facing away from the
action. But the musicians do appear to be playing for him. Seems a
rather lonely position to be in, though.
Maybe it's just artistic license, but how many of you SCA and ex-SCA
Royalty would have been happy at an SCA feast seated by yourself
facing away from the populous, even if the service was the utmost in
excellence? He does seem to have all the booze, though, in the iced?
Still leaves the other illustration though. And what the all-women
feast was all about.
Wohlgemuth's woodcut from Der Schatzbehalter represents a full blown
in formal robes rather than ladies dining. If you look closely at the
picture, there are individuals with coifed hair (female) and others with
loose hair (male). The central figure has loose hair, suggesting the
is male and the fact that he is dining alone at a central head table
him a personage of extreme rank, probably the Holy Roman emperor.
Uh oh. There are in fact two illustrations in my master copy which show
what appear to be lady's feasts. The one Bear described and a second
The second one is also 15th Century but from Nuremburg. Unfortunately,
the pictures didn't seem to make it to the web version. I thought I
had problem with one and put off fixing it till later. Let me see
If you download the Word formatted version the pictures should be in
I had not noticed this until Bear mentioned it, but *all* of the
in these two pictures appear to be women. I hadn't realized that
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