French family laborers – Noble family 5th century.
Merovingian Warrior, Bishop, King and Queen. 6th century.
Merovingian King in char with guardians. 6th century
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
Merovingian queen costume from the fifth to the eighth century.
Byzantine empire costumes, 300-700 A.D.
Byzantine silk fabric by the mantle of St. Fridolin 4th to 8th century.
Ancient Byzantine silk fabrics, VI-VII. Century.
Frankish Merovingian costume history 4th and 5th century.
The Varangian Guard
At the end of the tenth century the Varangian Guard, an Imperial bodyguard, were a conspicuous, picturesque, and useful adjunct to the Byzantine Court. They were recruited from the most perfect specimens of manhood found in Scandinavia.
Byzantine costumes. First half of the VI. Century.
Top row left: Clothes Byzantine nobles beginning of the VI. Century. Right: Clothing Byzantine noblewoman and nobles men beginning of the VI. Century.
Bottom row left: Clothes on Byzantine imperial court. Entourage of the Empress Theodora in 547 Right: Emperor Justinian (482-565.) and Empress Theodora with maid of honor.
On the history of costumes. Münchener Bilderbogen. Edited by Braun and Schneider 1860.