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Esztergom Lion Silk#4

Kazar Bazar
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Esztergom Lion silk after the fresco of Esztergom Castle Chapel (Hungary)

Byzantine silk

Period: X-XIIth century
Medallion diameter: 21 cm
Material width: 105 cm
5 circles is a row
100% silk

Stock: 57 X 0,5 meter in stock
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The original of the piece is a fresco fragment from Esztergom Castle Chapel (Hungary). The original base of the frescoes could be a silk what was used for wall tapestry, from what the artist painted the fresco to the walls at the end of XIIth century. The silk reconstruction is created by Kazar Bazar with the use of the original fresco and the parallels of the motifs, what remained to us in the form of silk fabrics.


The medallions, framed by split palmettes and beading, enclose imposing lions and stylized trees. The interstices between the medallions are filled with large composite rosettes.

The Esztergom Lion Silk has strong parallels with the Griffin silk of Saint Siviard (X-XIIth century, Sens, France) and the so-called "Charlemagne" Elephant Silk (X-XIth century, Aachen, Germany).

We can also find the Esztergom Lions on a Byzantine miniature, what is dated to the XIth century.

Source: Anne Hedeager Krag: New light on a Viking garment from Ladby, Denmark. Acta Archaeologica Lodziensia nr 50/1, 81-86. 2004. p85.


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