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 Supi on foot, Georgia


Fig. 16. St George of Supi, in the typical banded lamellar with riveting. (photo by S. Sarjveladze).
... a great number of frescoes and specimens of repoussé work depict the already established type of lamellar armour which was most widespread in the 11th-12th centuries and in the following period as well. Its banded cuirass consists of riveted plates directed upward and the kremasmata and the manikia are formed of inverted lamellar plates. Such are the icon of Supi representing St George on foot [fig. 16], St George and other Warrior Saints [fig. 17] depicted in St George's (Jgrag) church in Adishi, clad in a typical banded lamellar with riveting.

Source: Byzantina Symmeikta



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