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Old March 1st, 2012, 05:06 PM   #43
Filiberto Boncompagni
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cyprus
Posts: 93

Hi Yohann,

I couldn’t quite find what I was hoping for. The closest is this Byzantine woven silk fragment, V&A Museum, 1200-1399.

which I chose because it made me aware of my subliminal reaction to the textile depicted in Fig.21 as “Byzantine”: it’s because - and besides the double-headed eagle - the endless knots visible in the silk fragment and in the rug were used in Roman and Byzantine mosaic floors, like this one from the church of Nativity, 4th. cent. AD:

and overall, the composition of the rug of Fig. 21

recalls very much a mosaic floor.
Like this, Roman, from the Archeological Museum of Bergamo, Italy:

We can at least assume that the iconography of the rug comes from a Byzantine source.
Where was it made? Well, Germany could be a possibility…


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