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Byzantine Dalmatic, Ecclesiastical Costume 12th Century.

Pope Leo III. clothing. Byzantine Dalmatic 12th Century costume. Ecclesiastical dresses.

Byzantine Dalmatic Twelfth Century

Byzantine Dalmatic, Ecclesiastical Costume

Byzantine Dalmatic, said to have belonged to Leo III., but probably dating from the Twelfth Century, preserved in the Treasury of St. Peter’s at Rome. Upon this garment, which is of dark-blue silk, are several designs embroidered in gold and colours. The most remarkable is one upon the front representing Christ in his glory. Seated upon a rainbow, with his feet upon two circles of fire and the right hand stretched out, he holds in his left the New Testament, which is open at the following passage: “Come unto me, ye chosen of my Father.” Above his head is seen the cross with the crowns of thorns. Around him is a choir of angels, the Virgin, the saints, David and Solomon, the bishops and the religious orders; below, to the right and to the left, St. John the Baptist, and Abraham receiving the souls of the just; above, on the two shoulders, Jesus is giving the Holy Communion to tho Apostles, the wine being administered on one side and the bread on the other.

Medieval nobility clothing. Emperor Henry II. with bishop.

Emperor Henry II. . Medieval clothing. Byzantine costume. 10th century dresses.

Emperor Henry II. with Frankish bishop

Medieval nobility clothing. Emperor Henry II., 1000 A.C.

Figure of Frankish King Henry II., 973-1024, called the saints and a Frankish bishop. 1004 Henry II. became king, and 1014 he was appointed emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Crowned king of the Lombards in Italy. 1014 Henry II. was crowned emperor by Pope Benedict.

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Gallery: On the history of costumes. From Ancient to the 19th century.