the_power wrote:So, the leine I made for my Gallowglass kit has gores front, back and sides. Turns out that because of the way it's cut, it folds naturally at the gores, which would explain why it's not pleated all the way around. I can't imagine anyone being dumb enough to try put a doublet over an aketon. Any idea what the bar level with the knees is ? I don't think it's low enough to be something he's holding in his hand.
Do you have provenance for the bas relief ? Is it dated ? (we should really be collecting all this stuff...).
The book "The World of the Gallowglass", edited by Sean Duffy identifies this as a "Detail of a warrior with an axe from a hunting scene on the tomb of Alexander McLoud, St Clements Church, Rodel, Harris, 1528." It is used as an example of how the Gallowglass dressed in David H. Caldwell's lecture, "Having the right kit: West Highlanders Fighting in Ireland." (Rather appropriate title I thought.) The book does not show the attendant/Kern, but only the Gallowglass.
According to Wikepedia (I know, bad research) "St Clement's Church (Scottish Gaelic: Tur Chliamainn, meaning Clement's Tower) is a fifteenth century church in Rodel, [Isle of] Harris, Scotland, built for the Chiefs of the MacLeods of Harris, who lived in Dunvegan Castle in Skye. It is dedicated to Pope Clement I and was a Catholic church before falling into disuse in the eighteenth century. In 1528 Alasdair Crotach Macleod, 8th Chief, prepared for himself a magnificent wall tomb - possibly the finest medieval wall tomb in Scotland."
This makes sence, since the church is located in the Hebrides, which is the origin of the word galloglach, literally translated as a "Warrior from Innes Gall (the Hebrides).http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/h ... index.htmlhttp://www.scotland-inverness.co.uk/rodel.htm
This would mean that the church was built in the 1400s, but Caldwell dates the sculpture to 1528. Unfortunately, the sculpture does not date to the 1300s or even 1400s, but is from the early 1500s. So much for that theory I guess.