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 Chukuli, Georgia, 10th century


Fig. 5. St George of Chukuli in the lamellar backed with leather, after Chubinashvili (pl. 46).
The introduction of the leather lining between the lamellar rows can be seen clearly on the armour of St George and St Theodore depicted on the 10th-century triptych of the Virgin preserved in the church of Chukuli [fig. 5]. Lamellar plates are fixed to the leather lining, the plates do not overlap horizontally but are packed close together. A lamellar made by this method is more flexible, is easy to prepare, economizes 15-20 percent of the material and accordingly reduces the weight of the armour

Source: Byzantina Symmeikta



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