Category Archives: Byzantine

Cross from Mount Athos. Monastery of Caracalla.

Byzantine Cross, Mount Athos, Henry Shaw,Christian,monasterie,Caracalla, Byzantine art

Byzantine Cross. Mount Athos. Monastery of Caracalla

CROSS FROM MOUNT ATHOS.

Initial letter B, Medieval manuscript, Durham Book, 7th century,Henry Shaw,

Initial letter B, Manuscript 10th century.

BEFORE the Christian era, Mount Athos was celebrated for the length of its shadow (ingenti tellurem proximus umbra vestit. Stat.), which was said to reach as far as the isle of Lemnos, for the multitude of its hares (quot lepores in Atho. Ovid.), and for having been the scene of one of the most wonderful exploits of Xerxes, who in his invasion of Greece is said to have cut a passage for his ships through the lower part of this vast mass of mountains.

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Clovis. The Merovingian Dynasty.

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Clovis, Merovingian King, Franks, Salian, French history, Rex

Clovis I. (466-511) also Chlodowech Latin: Chlodovechus; Frankish: Hlōdowig; German: Chlodwig I.; French and English: Clovis; was a Franconian king or rex from the Merovingian dynasty.

CLOVIS I. KING OF THE FRANKS.

Baptism, King Clovis, Merovingian, middle ages

Baptême du fort Roi Clovis. Fragment d’une des Toiles peintes (XVe Siècle) de la ville de Reims. Baptism of King Clovis. Fragment of one of the Tapestries (15th Century) of the town of Rheims.

FOR the preservation of this statue, and the one supposed to represent Clotilda the queen of Clovis, we are indebted to the zeal of Alexandre Lenoir, who placed them in his museum of national antiquities. They formerly stood, with four others, at the portal of the ancient church of Notre Dame at Corbeil, a town about twenty miles to the south-east of Paris. But their companions perished with the church they embellished, and these figures, the only remains of its former magnificence, have been transferred from the museum to be placed at the entrance to the vaults of the magnificent church of St. Denis, the resting place of the long line of sovereigns of whose power Clovis laid the foundation.

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Byzantine silk fabric made in tapestry art. 11th century.

Ancient Byzantine silk fabric. 11th century. Medieval textile design. Grave cloth. Bishop Gunther

Byzantine silk fabric

Byzantine silk fabric made in tapestry art. 11th century.

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French family laborers – Noble family 5th century.

Noble family, laborers, 5th century, clothing. Celtic, Gaul, Merovingian

Merovingian family laborers – Noble family 5th century.

French family laborers – Noble family 5th century.

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Merovingian Warrior, Bishop, King, Queen.

Merovingian Warrior, Bishop, King and Queen. 6th century clothing.

Merovingian Warrior, Bishop, King and Queen. 6th century.

Merovingian Warrior, Bishop, King and Queen. 6th century.

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Merovingian King in char. 6th century.

Merovingian, King, Queen, 6th century clothing

Merovingian King in char with guardians.

Merovingian King in char with guardians. 6th century

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Statue of Roman Emperor Julian in 360

Statue of Roman Emperor Julian. Ancient Byzantin clothing

Statue of Roman Emperor Julian in 360.

Statue of Roman Emperor Julian in 360.

Julian in 360 proclaims at the Palais des Thermes. Was found in 1850. Statue de l’empereur Julien, proclame en 360 au palais des Thermes. Fut trouvée en 1850.  Continue reading

Noble woman dress of the Carolingian period.

Noble woman dress, Carolingian, costume, history, Middle ages, 9th century clothing

Noble woman dress of the Carolingian Period. 890 to 900

Noble woman dress of the Carolingian Period about 890 to 900.

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Merovingian queen costume from the 5th to the 8th century.

Merovingian queen, nobility, French, costume, Middle ages, 5th century clothing.

Merovingian queen from the fifth to the eighth century.

Merovingian queen costume from the fifth to the eighth century.

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Young Gallic Woman 5th to 7th century

Young Gallic Woman dress. 5th century clothing, Merovingian, Frankish

Young Gallic Woman 5th century

Young Gallic Woman 5th to 7th century.

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Byzantine empire costumes, 300-700 A.D.

byzantine empire costumes, Eastern Roman, fashion history, Empress, Emperor

Byzantine empire, Eastern Roman 300-700 A.D.

Byzantine empire costumes, 300-700 A.D.

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