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Byzantine Brocade with Winged Lions in Medallions

Reference : 103-07-0002

Our reconstruction of a byzantine silk from the 12th century, woven probably in Sicily.

More details

  • Colour : _ 075 - yellow
  • Fiber Content : 100% silk
  • Pattern Repeat Size of pattern given in cm, measured along the weft (horizontally). : 23.5 cm | 9.3"
  • Period : 12th century
  • Weight mm (mommes) is a japanese weight unit used for silk fabrics. 1 mm = 4,33 g/m2. : ~ 42m/m / 180g/m2
  • Width : 140 cm / 55 in
  • Availability: This product is no longer in stock

$ 88.36 / m ( $ 73.04 / m without VAT )

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  • more than 10 m (-5%)
  • more than 20 m (-10%)

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In purple medallions on a yellow background we can see winged lions on both sides of an ornamental tree, probably the tree of life. The lions are running down to the tree trunk and there up are two small birds sitting in the branches of the tree. In the Chinese mythology lion is a symbol of power, majesty and luck.

The damask was firstly counted for a younger textile, but the decoration, geometric patterning or the scaly tree as well as the similarity with a textile found in the grave of saint Potentien are indicating, that its origins are rather in byzantine provenance of the 12th century.

The original textile is on display in the Museum in Siegburg.

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