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"Imperial Usage of Zoomorphic Motifs on Textiles: the Two-Headed Eagle and the Lion in Circles and Between Crosses in the Late Byzantine Period"
Bojan Popovic
IKON (Brepols Publishers), 2:2, 2009, 127-136
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"This paper deals with the imperial usage of zoomorphic ornaments in Byzantium and in the lands under Byzantine influence. In my research findings, I noted the prevalence of one zoomorphic ornament from the first millennium, the two-headed eagle. In Serbia, the use of this ornament at court is attested in the first half of the 13th century. Its popularity was due to the influence of Byzantine aesthetics, which emphasized proportional and symmetrical motifs. This and other zoomorphic and vegetable motifs were integrated in a system of circles or crosses, which was typical of the Byzantine emblematic costume of the late period." - abstract

Language: English

ISSN: 1846-8551; DOI: 10.1484/J.IKON.3.36
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