Esztergom Lion

Esztergom Lion


Esztergom Lion silk after the fresco of Esztergom Castle Chapel (Hungary) and Griffins from the Reliquary of Saint Siviard (France)

Byzantine silk

Period: X-XIIth century
Medallion diameter: 10 cm
Material width: 105 cm
10 circles is a row
100% silk

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Weight 140 g
Dimensions 105 cm


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The original of the piece is a fresco fragment from Eszergom Castle Chapel (Hungary). The original base of the frescos could be a silk what was used for wall tapestry, from what the artist painted the fresco to the walls.  The silk reconstrustion is created by Kazar Bazar with the use of the original fresco and the paralels of the motifs what remained to us in the form of silk fabrics.


The medallions framed by split pamettes 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 paralells with the Griffin silk of Saint Siviard (X-XIIth century, Seins, France) and the so called “Charlemagne” Elephant Silk (X-XIth century, Aachen, Germany).