The Gospelles of Dystaues (or The Distaff Gospels), 1470
Luttrell Psalter 1320-1340
This woman is shown beating her husband with her distaff!
Family Scene, Wife With Spinning Distaff, Bourdichon, French, 15th c.
Eve spinning, from the Hunterian Psalter , English, ca 1170
Woman unwinding thread from a spindle into a skein MS Fr. 599, f. 48, Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris French, c. 15th Century
Historia Alexandri Magni. Flemish. 1470-1480
Fresco, 1304-06 Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua. Giotto.
Woman feeding a hen and chicks. Luttrell Salter 1325-1335.
Three queens. France, probably Paris, mid 14th cent. Pierpont Morgan Library. Manuscript. M.456.