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A BYZANTINE GOLD FINGER RING   CIRCA 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.   The plain hoop bevelled on the exterior, concave on the interior, with an inverted, truncated pyramidal bezel engraved with a lion leaping in profile to the left, its tail raised, a cross above

A BYZANTINE GOLD FINGER RING CIRCA 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D. The plain hoop bevelled on the exterior, concave on the interior, with an inverted, truncated pyramidal bezel engraved with a lion leaping in profile to the left, its tail raised, a cross above

Silver Plate with David Slaying a Lion - Constantinople, Turkey - Byzantine - 629-630

Silver Plate Depicting David Slaying a Lion -- Circa -- Constantinople, Turkey -- The Metropolitan Museum of Art

“sciamito”, a medieval fabric of particular structure suitable for lavish embroidery. Produced originally in the geographic area of the Middle East (Syria, Iran, Byzantium) has spread later in the Mediterranean areas subject to Islam. This particular item, embroidered with a technique "opus ciprense" (I would translate it as "in the Cyprus way") was probably made a Palermo.

the fabric - a medieval fabric looking embroidered with a technique "opus ciprense", the mini detail on this fabric captures my attention.

Tür mit Rautenarmatur und Wappen (Tür aus Holz) Inventarnummer: A150 Datierung: um 1400 Ort: Nürnberg Material/Technik: Tannenholz, Eisen, Eisenblech Maße: H. 155 cm; B. 115 cm, T. 13,2 cm Sammlung: Bauteile und historisches Bauwesen

Tür mit Rautenarmatur und Wappen (Tür aus Holz) Inventarnummer: A150 Datierung: um 1400 Ort: Nürnberg Material/Technik: Tannenholz, Eisen, Eisenblech Maße: H. 155 cm; B. 115 cm, T. 13,2 cm Sammlung: Bauteile und historisches Bauwesen

Coat of arms of Ferdinand, King of Hungary and Bohemia (Emperor Ferdinand I). Sammelband mehrerer Wappenbücher, Süddeutschland (Augsburg ), 1530.

Coat of arms of Ferdinand, King of Hungary and Bohemia (Emperor Ferdinand I)…

The four secular electorates of the Holy Roman Empire: The Kingdom of Bohemia, the County Palatine of the Rhine, the Duchy of Saxony and the Margraviate of Brandenburg - from the Ingeram Codex, 1459 - Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Via http://deutschemark.tumblr.com/

The four secular electorates of the Holy Roman Empire: The Kingdom of Bohemia, the County Palatine of the Rhine, the Duchy of Saxony and the Margraviate of Brandenburg - from the Ingeram Codex, 1459 - Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Via http://deutschemark.tumblr.com/

The Dacre Beasts, made in England, 1507-25. These heraldic sculptures were made for Lord Thomas Dacre, and were displayed in the Hall at Naworth Castle. The animals stand over 6 ft tall (over 11ft with the banners), and were carved from a single large oak. Following a fire at the castle in the mid-nineteenth-century, the sculptures were repainted and the present staves and banners added.

aleyma: “ The Dacre Beasts, made in England, (source). These heraldic sculptures were made for Lord Thomas Dacre, and were displayed in the Hall at Naworth Castle. The animals stand over 6 ft.