Coronation mantle of Roger II. Copy.
12th c Sicilian Norman Sicilian Textiles
(c. 1100 - c. 1300)
Gold; pearls on Silk
Palermo. Sicily. Italy.
Vienna. Schatzkammer der Wiener Hofburg.
We see the Tree of Life again on Roger's coronation robe, here represented between lions who struggle with camels. This magnificent silk robe, with its pearls and gold embroidery, certainly illustrates the splendor of the East, and one can imagine the magnificent effect Roger must have made in it.
ITALO-NORMAN | Coronation mantle of Roger II.| 1133-1134 | Sicilian | Norman
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