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    Development of 10-12th century lamellar armour with Georgian examples

    An extract from: Mamuka Tsurtsumia, The Evolution of Splint Armour in Georgia and Byzantium, Lamellar and Scale in the 10th-12th Centuries
    With illustrations of icons, frescos, etc. of Georgian military saints in lamellar armour:
    Shadows under the plates on the skirt of the Georgian warrior Saint in Timotesubani are expressed as a brown line by the artist, but on the lamellar cuirass both the bands and shadows can be seen
    Georgian Saint from Timotesubani clad in traditional lamellar cuirass
    St George of Chukuli in lamellar armour backed with leather, 10th century
    St George of Chikhareshi in lamellar armour with two rivets, 10th century
    St George of Nakuraleshi in lamellar armour with two rivets
    St Procopius in lamellar with two rivets. Manuscript A648, p 60r, National Centre of Manuscripts of Georgia, 1030AD
    St George clad in linear lamellar with double riveting on the Mravaldzali icon, latter half of the 10th century
    St George of Parakheti in linear lamellar armour with double riveting, end of the 10th century
    St George of Nakipari clad in ‘inverted’ lamellar armour with double riveting, early 11th century
    St George of Ipari in banded lamellar armour without riveting, 1st quarter of the 11th century
    St George of Labechina in banded lamellar armour with two rivets, second decade of the 11th century
    St George of Supi in banded ‘inverted’ lamellar armour with riveting, 11th century
    St George of Supi, in typical banded lamellar armour with riveting
    Georgian warrior Saint (St Theodore?) of Adishi in typical banded lamellar with riveting, 11th–12th century
    Fresco of St Theodore of Lagurka, in lamellar armour with riveting between the plates, turn of the 11th-12th centuries
    St Panteleimon on the processional cross of Pari, with banded lamellar with riveting between the plates of the lamellar cuirass, 12th-century
    St George in the lamellar with rectangular plates, on the fašade of the Adishi church, 11th–12th century
    St George of Jakhunderi in lamellar armour with concealed thongs, 11th century
    St George of Khidistavi in lamellar armour with protuberances, first third of the 11th century
    Georgian warrior Saint of Pavnisi in lamellar armour with protuberances
    Georgian warrior Saint of Timotesubani in lamellar armour with the protuberances oriented downward, turn of the 12th-13th centuries

    mirror site:
    Mamuka Tsurtsumia, The Evolution of Splint Armour in Georgia and Byzantium, Lamellar and Scale in the 10th-12th Centuries

    Druzhina
    Georgian Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers

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