..............

Home | Current Events | Past Events | C.Crowe | D. Markewitz | B. Roy | L. Travis | B. Wolf | What is Celtic?

PREVIOUS | GRAVE GOODS MAIN
ROBERT SCHWEITZER

"Roger II of Sicily mantle reconstruction"
red silk tablet woven warp twined band with gold

Throughout history, the items placed with the body in a tomb are used to identify the status and wealth held by the person in life.  The gold and red silk band formed a portion of mantle worn by King Roger II of Sicily when he was entombed.  Silk thread had to travel a great distance to reach Palermo where the original band was constructed in 1133, so with the addition of the gold brocade threads it demonstrates that King Roger was held in high value by those he left behind.

 

 

 

....

PREVIOUS | GRAVE GOODS MAIN

Artist descriptions have been provided by the individual artists. 
Each individual retains all copyrights to both these and their individual original art works as shown
2008 .

Hosted by www.Geocities.ws

1