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Reconstructed silk fabric with Griffins eating puppies. Byzantine, X A.D.

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Byzantine, X century AD.
Natural silk fabric.
Weight 130-150 gsm.
Minimal cut 50 cm.
If you need more (75cm / 100 cm / … / 5 m) – just add more cuts, we will send the needed total lengh in one piece.

Fabric from Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille.
Known as the shroud (suaire) of St Chaffre, this silk textile may be Byzantine. (С)

This fabric represents a scene from the Fantastical Adventures of Alexander the Great: Alexander goes to Heaven in a basket borne by griffins. He has rendered the contraption dirigible by using roasted puppies on sticks to urge the griffins – but they are not meant to eat the bait till the journey is over.

As buyers have variable requirement we prefer to discuss the needed lenght personaly after you will choose the width and make the order. We also try to cut the fabric by whole medallions.

We reconstruct fabrics basing on historical sources.

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width 105 cm lenght 50 cm, width 210 cm lenght 50 cm