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 Nakuraleshi, Georgia


Fig. 7. St George of Nakuraleshi in the lamellar with two rivets, after Chubinashvili (pl. 42).
On the Nakuraleshi St George icon [fig. 7] the plates with two (upper and lower) rivets are presented as lamellar armour, where the rows overlap from below upwards. It may be assumed that the suspending thongs of the rows are fixed from the rear to the fastening thongs located on the lower edge of the plates; however, a simpler explanation may be found, if we assume that on the repoussť icons the plates are represented in a slightly simplified manner and they lack the suspending thongs.

Source: Byzantina Symmeikta



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