An illustration from:
Mamuka Tsurtsumia, The Evolution of Splint Armour in Georgia and Byzantium, Lamellar and Scale in the 10th-12th Centuries
St George of Nakipari, Georgia, early 11th century


Fig. 12. St George of Nakipari clad in the ‘inverted’ lamellar with double riveting. (photo by S. Sarjveladze).
The Nakipari icon of St George [fig. 12], made in the early 11th century, and St George depicted on the Samtavisi chancel cross, dating to the 1st half of the same century, show a complete 'inverted' lamellar with double riveting: the klibanion, the kremasmata and the manikia comprise plates directed downward. The armours differ from one another only in the number of suspending thongs.

Source: Byzantina Symmeikta



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