Here are some pictures for inspiration. Most are from “By the Emperor´s Hand: Military Dress and Court Regalia in the Later Roman-Byzantine Empire” de Timothy Dawson (2015).
la emperatriz elia ariadna 450-515 dc
emperor justinian i 483-565 dc ruler of the empire from 527 to his death in 565 d c
6th century citizen
archbishop maximian in ravenna century vi dc
maid in silk ravenna century vi d c
san niketas the gothic fresh from the 1308-1320th century 1308-1320
A protovestiarios and a vestiarios are in charge of dressing the Emperor Anastasio I in his investiture of the year 491 AD The illustration shows us how they put the imperial divitision (the ceremonial long cloak) with the tavlia (the square gold relief with illustrations) above of the klavoi. Anastasio also wears the kampagia pearls on his feet.
Empress of the 6th century AD half dressed. The empresses enjoyed a regalia similar to that of the emperor but with feminine details. In the suit (divetesion) of the illustration of the augousta some ornaments are observed such as the sementa (the circles on the shoulders) and the klavoi, it still does not wear the purple khlamus nor the imperial collar (sthethokarokalllon) and has in its hands the imperial diadem (stemma).
Ladies of the imperial court of the 6th century. C.. belong to the group koubikoularea (ladies of company). The woman on our left looks a delmatikon with some straight ornaments to which the oriental Romans called stikharion and a courtier hat. In his hands he carries the purple khlamus of the empress. On our right we see another lady with Roman clothes with a strong Persian influence. The lady wears a robe tunic, a kind of toga called paragavdion and a gold necklace with gems (Sthethokarokallon), in her hands subject to the augousta.
Courtier and palatial service staff of the 7th century AD The officer wears the dalmatic tunic (a variant of the old manicata tunic), the khlamus with the purple tablia, symbol of his rank, the hood felonion or maforian and the kampagia on the feet , which showed their status within the senatorial class. The service woman wears a simple outfit that endured all the changes of fashion in the Empire.
Courtier and the eparkhos (former praefectus urbi), administrator and governor of Constantinople (the most important man in the city after the emperor himself) between 650 and 900 d. C.. the courtier dresses with a Persian Origin Hat (Kalansuwa) that the Romans of the east called kausia, a tunic or skaramangion (granatza or lapatza) Blue and a layer called mantion. In the presence of the emperor in those years the protocol required not to wear any flashy hat, that’s why that type of hat was the appropriate in the court The Eparkhos teas wear a label tunic, the hat hat with the marks of its rank, the parrots as an old toga and the kampagia on the typical feet of the senatorial class.
ladies of the court 650-900 ad from the 5th century on the persian oriental style of dress became fashionable for the courtesan ladies especially the dalmanike-paragavdion
Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos (905-959 AD) in an imperial ceremony of Triumph. Wear the triumphal crown or toufa and the pearl epilorikion to match your purple boots. The kaisar, on the other hand, carries the golden spear, while the protospatharios holds the helmet. The latter also dresses the golden klivanion armor as the kaisar, the spekion robe and the turban (fakeolion). The kaisar wears different colored boots, one is purple and the other is black. It symbolizes that it is between the people and the throne.
Courtiers of the centuries ix-XI. In the center is the strator, who took care of the Imperial Stables. Dress with white kamision and the purple panel (Oxeotavlê). On our left we see a mandator, responsible for reading the Emperor’s decrees and transmitting military orders, carries white kamision and the khlamus with Gold Panel (Khrusotavlê). On the right we see a patrikios, a protospatharios on this occasion, has a roll written as a symbol of disupatos and saw white kamision and the sagion.
llustración de Graham Sumner para “By the Emperor´s Hand: Military Dress and Court Regalia in the Later Roman-Byzantine Empire” de Timothy Dawson (2015).
Courtier and official of the year 1050. The Courtier wears a white suit of the summer, a shirt (Esoforia) called kolovion but which forms a single piece along with the pants called esoforokolovion. The book of ceremonies tells us both the color and the functions of these courtiers. The Dark Officer is the rhaiktor (Rector-Rhaíktōri) who wears a black suit (Raiktorikion) to play with his cape. It was not usual to wear black, because in the th century the white and gold were dominated in the court, but the black was accepted and aesthetically defined (ta atravatikia, ” the black “, ” the black “). The Rhaiktor was A post created, possibly, in the th century but it was changing over time. Being a farm manager becomes a special dignity (axiai eidikai in the kletorologion of the year 899) and then to be a judicial position in the imperial house in the 899th century and XI. Your appointment ceremony is shown in of. Rhaiktor’s position could be occupied by a noble, cleric, priest and even a eunuch. We also know that your position could be combined with other high charges, such as stratopedarches or logothetes tou genikou. In the lists of precedence to the imperial banquets of the centuries ix al x occupied a very prominent place, right after the magistroi and before the synkellos and the patrikioi. The figure of the rhaiktor disappears from the records after the year 1055.
The Emperor John II Komnenos (1087-1143) in his war clothes and his Protospatharios in his courtly attire. The emperor dresses like a catafract, he wears chainmail, the klivanion armor, the zoupa above it, a helmet that recalls the Phrygian tradition adorned with a golden ring and a paramerion sword with purple scabbard. The protospatharios uses colors according to the prevailing fashion in that century: white, gold and gray, in contrast to the previous multicromatism. He wears a very ornate kolovion and a cap called propolomata, with stripes indicating his rank.
Judicial female officer of the Vigla of the X-XI centuries of Constantinople. Dress up with a diakoptes / kavadion and the manduas. His rank shows him in the reliefs of his hat (felonia).
Zoste patrikia and courtesan of the imperial family of the tenth and eleventh centuries AD. The courtly title of zoste patrikia was a very high title within the Imperial Court, since she was the first lady of company and direct assistant of the Empress. In the illustration he wears a delmatikon tunic, he wears a maforion covering his ears and above it he wears a white propoloma cap adorned with gems. The zoste patrikia was the only woman outside the imperial family that could dress with a parrot (purple in this case) and that had as symbol of its rank a golden thorakion formed by chains in a blade. The imperial lady, on the other hand, wears a blue delmatikon with geometric ornaments and images of birds with golden backgrounds and has as a complement a belt with frets called zonarion. She wears a purple propoloma cap, which identifies her as a member of the imperial family.
Judicial officers (X-XII AD). These men were in the service of the governor of Constantinople, the Eparkhos te Poleos. The members of the Vigla (surveillance, police) carried the felonion on their heads. The first officer wears a blue suit with tablion added as a mark of his rank. The officer with the sword on the right with the blue pektorarion is the droungarios tes viglas, that is, the chief of police of Constantinople. He wears trousers called kampotouva.
Mobilization in the th century. C.. a woman collaborates with the army, helps recruit, spy and even watches and maintains order in the city within the police body of la vigla. Theophanes tells us how women served as spies and Archbishop Eustathius of thessaloniki narrates as in the defense of his city there were women with turban (Fakeolion) and military clothing that threw stones and darts from the walls to the besiegers in the th century. The two men belong to the factions of the city (which ended up absorbing others). The man on our right is an auriga of the faction (Green). It has the winner of a race in the track; a silver helmet with golden envelopes and a luxurious belt. His green tunic was called aurgarion. The other is a member of the faction faction (Blue) and is being recruited while enjoying his free time drinking wine.
Lady of high lineage of the Palaiologean period (1261-1453). Take a very detailed delmatikion. His crown is like that of the Augousta but less rich, in fact he wears a crown of kaisarissa. At that time, elements as common in the past as maforion were the exclusive use of the Empress.
A Sebastokrator of the fourteenth century, of the imperial family, wears a roukhon that accompanies with a very elaborate tabarion (cloak). The cap is a skaranikon with the image of the emperor. His boots have the double-headed eagles of the Paleologos dynasty (such as tabarion). The other man is a protovestiarios, who wears a skiadion (with the aêr or covers nape) and kavadion very decorated with two-headed eagles and imperial monograms.
More re-draws (appear to be from a different book)
eastern roman toga
evolution of the robe toga through the centuries
eastern roman imperial crowns 900-1453
imperial court hats
female and male headdresses crowns headbands etc
The Sakkos of Photius is an Eastern Roman large tunic (sakkos) of the 15th century AD of satin embroidered with gold and silver thread and decorated with silk and pearl ornaments. It was made in Constantinople and given to Photius, metropolitan of Moscow around the year 1416, possibly after the wedding of coemperor John VIII (future emperor alone 1425-1448) with Anna Vasilyevna. It has dozens of religious and secular figures in a series of rectilinear, L-shaped, cruciform and circular frames. The Crucifixion dominates the center of the front, and below it is the Anastasis (“the Resurrection”). Around there are several festivals and figures of saints of the Orthodox Church, as well as scenes from the Old Testament, including the union of Isaac, linked to the crucifixion of Christ. Also represented are the Grand Prince of Moscow, Vasily Dimitrievich and his wife Sophia Vitovtovna (named in Russian), as well as the future Eastern Roman emperor John VIII Palaiologos and his wife Anna Vasilyevna (named in Greek). Next to the coemperor John VIII Palaiologos is Photius.
Armería Del Kremlin – armory (Moscú, rusia)
This Eastern Roman panel tapestry fabric from the 4-6th century AD coming from Panopolis in Egypt may have been part of a ritual or festive garment. It was made from undyed linen and purple wool in the upholstery weaving technique.
Dionysos, the central figure, rides a chariot drawn by two panthers. As the god of wine, he holds in his raised right hand a characteristic cluster of grapes. Immediately adjacent to it has two maenads. On its far right there is a satyr and on the opposite side there is an Indian captive in mottled trousers. This scene is destined to celebrate a stage in the legendary conquest of India by Alexander the Great. It measures 22 cm high and 34 cm wide.
Eastern Roman gilded silver strap buckle from the XIII-XIVth centuries AD. Coming from Constantinople, it has a blue stone. It measures 37.5 mm wide, 21 mm high and weighs 7.37 grams.
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