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A Byzantine bronze polycandelon  Circa 6th-7th Century A.D. In the form of an openwork disc, a central open sun with twelve radiating bars, alternately plain and ornamented with a cross, each plain terminating with a circular opening for glass lamps, the cross bars with a split terminal, each composed of two penannular openings, suspended from three hinged chains each decorated with three cruciform elements, all suspending from a central foliate distributor with six lobes, hanging from a…

A Byzantine bronze polycandelon Circa 6th-7th Century A.D. In the form of an openwork disc, a central open sun with twelve radiating bars, alternately plain and ornamented with a cross, each plain terminating with a circular opening for glass lamps, the cross bars with a split terminal, each composed of two penannular openings, suspended from three hinged chains each decorated with three cruciform elements, all suspending from a central foliate distributor with six lobes, hanging from a…

Roman Matron’s Garb, including a chiton tunic (white), with a stola (red). These probably would NOT have been made of cotton, and definitely not a rayon blend, I also read that the stola were typically undyed wool. It is topped with an aqua palla, or cloak. Not 100% correct, but a lovely effort!

Roman Matron’s Garb, including a chiton tunic (white), with a stola (red). These probably would NOT have been made of cotton, and definitely not a rayon blend, I also read that the stola were typically undyed wool. It is topped with an aqua palla, or cloak. Not 100% correct, but a lovely effort!

Lady Joan Darcy, c1445, South Petherton, Somerset. Fantastic example of just about everything.

Lady Joan Darcy, c1445, South Petherton, Somerset. Fantastic example of just about everything.

Empress Irene of Athens and Emperor Constantine VI at the Seventh Ecumenical Council in 787 by the Russian icon painter Dionisius,15th c.

Empress Irene of Athens and Emperor Constantine VI at the Seventh Ecumenical Council in 787 by the Russian icon painter Dionisius,15th c.

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