Hagios Demetrios (Thessaloniki, Greece): Mosaic: St. Demetrius and Donors

Published/Created:
629-634
Date Depicted:
1975
500 AD - 1499 AD
Notes:
A toga reduced in width to eighteen inches is on the righthand figure. The garment on the central figure is an especially good example of all-over geometric patterning. Notice the white shoes with black decorations on the heel and toe.
Abstract:
Essentially Roman is form, Byzantine dress looks totally new. Garments include the kneelength tunica tolaris, the pallium, and the paludamentum, which is now decorated with the tablion. Gradually, through the seventh century, the toga becomes very narrow. Fabrics are rich and brilliant in color. Shoes are soft, without soles, and decorated at the heel and toe. By the sixth century secular garments, their
Topics:
Mosaics -- Greece -- 7th century -- (YVRC)
Culture:
Byzantine
Accession Number:
4388-194
Genre:
costume (mode of fashion): clothing (AAT)
mosaics (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Clothing & Accessories
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Source Creator:
Button, Jeanne and Sbarge, Stephen
Source Title:
History of Costume, In Slides, Notes and Commentaries: Volume 1
Source Created:
New York, NY
Theatre Arts Slide Presentations
1975
Call Number:
GT513 +B87 1 (LC)
Orbis Barcode:
39002051938497
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
OID:
10542890
PID:
digcoll:1835186