Byzantine Emperor John VI Kantakouzenos presiding over a synod, The Hesychast Council of Constantinople, 1351.
A larger image of Byzantine Emperor John VI Kantakouzenos presiding over a synod, The Hesychast Council of Constantinople, 1351.
Manuscript of the collected Theological Works of John VI Kantakouzenos, Constantinople, 1370-75
paint on parchment
33.5 x 24 cm
Titre : Grec 1242
Auteur : JOANNES Cantacuzenus imp. Auteur du texte
Date d'édition : 1370-1375
Type : manuscrit
Langue : grec ancien
Format : Parchemin. - 437 feuillets. - Copié en 1370-1375 par Joasaph. - Peint. - Moyen format
Description : JOANNES Cantacuzenus imp. Adversus Prochorum antirrheticorum libri duo
Biblioteque Nationale de France, Paris, Ms. grec 1242, folio 5v.
Varangian Guard in Armies and Enemies of the Crusades 1096-1291 by Ian Heath.
a Varangian Guardsman in state dress from a portrait representing John VI in 1351; in this source hats are white with gold trim and tunics are blue.
Varangian Guard, 14th Century in Armies of the Middle Ages, Volume 2 by Ian Heath.
This figure is based chiefly on the last known contemporary picture of a Varangian, a ms. illustration of c.1370-75 depicting John VI Cantacuzene (1341-54) at an ecumenical council of 1351, surrounded by his guardsmen, of whom 8 are visible.
This figure appropriately enough wears court dress, composed of a blue uniform, probably with gold embroidery, and a boat-shaped white hat with gold trim that was typical of 14th-15th century court functionaries.
See also Herod Questions the Magi, Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora, Constantinople, 1315-1321AD
Other Byzantine Illustrations of Costume and Soldiers
Other 14th Century Illustrations of Costume and Soldiers