Elizabethan Era Raiment-EXCERPT: 'Clothing embellished with brocades such as heavy cut velvets, lace or gold and silver embroidery was the characteristic of the noble class. Cords and ribbons were used to tie the clothing besides the common use of buttons. Gold and silver buttons, which were set with gemstones at times, were the common elements found in Elizabethan Era outfits.'
Mercury brings the golden apple to Paris with Juno, Minerva and Venus looking on ----The Hague, KB, 74 G 27 . Christine de Pisan, L'Epistre d'Othea Place of origin, date: Auvergne(?); c. 1450-1475 http://manuscripts.kb.nl/show/manuscript/74+G+27