Byzantine Leopard

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£47.95
  • Pure Silk Chiffon
  • Hand rolled hems
  • Dimensions: 180cm x 55cm

 

An important Byzantine mosaic collection was established in Beiteddine Palace, mostly from discoveries in the coastal town of Jiyyeh (ancient Porphyrion) in modern day Lebanon.  They date from the 5-6th centuries. The designs are often geometric, but there are also interesting depictions of animals and religious figures. 

 

This design depicts a fifth century Byzantine mosaic of a leopard which is preserved at the Beiteddine Palace in Lebanon.