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"Suaire de St Victor" 8th-9thc also known as Gilgamesh and as "The lion stranglers" This Byzantine silk panel of Sassanian influences was woven in Akhmin, in the silk factory established by the Emperor Justinian in the 6th century.

"Suaire de St Victor" also known as Gilgamesh and as "The lion stranglers" This Byzantine silk panel of Sassanian influences was woven in Akhmin, in the silk factory established by the Emperor Justinian in the century.

Ancient Byzantine silk fabrics, VI-VII. Century

Ancient Byzantine silk fabrics, VI-VII. Century

Fashion from Ancient to Modern Times. Culture and history of clothing and manners. Extensive text and image examples of different authors from rare books.

Late 6th–early 7th century, Eastern Mediterranean - The vibrant colors of this elegantly woven silk are indicative of the taste for vivid coloring that pervaded the Byzantine and early Islamic worlds.  Multiple examples of combat between a man and a lion survive and attest to popularity well into the early Islamic era. The image suggests the classical theme of the battle of Heracles and the Nemean Lion or may also represent the biblical battle of Samson with a lion or of the youthful king…

Silk with "Samson" and the Lion Date: late century Geography: Made in, Eastern Mediterranean Medium: Weft-faced compound twill (samit) in polychrome silk Dimensions: 37 x 15 in. x cm) Musée historique des tissus de Lyon

MONGOLS CHINA AND THE SILK ROAD : Rare Sogdian Textiles at Sothebys auction…

A fine Sogdian silk Lampas textile fragment, Central Asia - century.

Tlemcen et Al Andalous Promis_تلمسان و الأندلس الموعود: LA SOIE, UN PRODUIT DE LUXE EN ANDALOUSIELa produc...

Woven fragments Place of Origin Almeria, Spain (probably, made) Date ca. (made) Artist/maker Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques Woven silk Dimensions Height: cm unframed, Width: 14 cm unframed, Width: 14 cm

Ninth Century  Fragment with Lion and "Tree of Life" Motifs  Central Asia

lion medallion brocade Ninth Century Fragment with Lion and "Tree of Life" Motifs Central Asia

Silk with "Samson" and the lion (detail), late 6th–early 7th century. Made in Eastern Mediterranean. Weft-faced compound twill (samit) in polychrome silk. Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C. (BZ.1934.1)

Silk with "Samson" and the lion (detail), late century. Made in Eastern Mediterranean. Weft-faced compound twill (samit) in polychrome silk. Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.

10th century, Auxerre, Byzantine silk panel with spread eagle Byzanz, note similarity to Alexander wallhanging in Würzburg| Flickr - Fotosharing!

age - this looks like a rug from a castle preserved from the byzantine age. century, Auxerre, Byzantine silk panel with spread eagle Byzanz, note similarity to Alexander wallhanging in Würzburg

Fragment from a Large Curtain, 1300s Spain, Granada, Islamic period, Nasrid period, 14th century lampas: a combination of two weaves, twill weave and plain weave; silk

Fragment from a Large Curtain, Spain, Granada, Islamic period, Nasrid…

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