Theodora's retinue of Ladies, one of whom is likely Princess Julia Anicia. Mosaic from the San Vitale church in Ravenna

Theodora's retinue of Ladies, one of whom is likely Princess Julia Anicia. Mosaic from the San Vitale church in Ravenna

Ravenna mosaic

Ravenna mosaic

Head of a Warrior, 6th century, Japan, Kofun period (mid 3rd-6th century A.D.)

Head of a Warrior, 6th century, Japan, Kofun period (mid 3rd-6th century A.D.)

The following art is a picture of a, 14th century military martyr wearing four layers, all patterned with a richly trimmed attached with a cloak and tablion over a short dalmatic, with another layer including a tunic.

The following art is a picture of a, 14th century military martyr wearing four layers, all patterned with a richly trimmed attached with a cloak and tablion over a short dalmatic, with another layer including a tunic.

King and Queen of Belgium

King and Queen of Belgium

Ravenna, Italy -- Beautiful Byzantine mosaics.  Portrait of Empress Theodora by San Vitale.

Ravenna, Italy -- Beautiful Byzantine mosaics. Portrait of Empress Theodora by San Vitale.

Manuel I Komnenos wearing the modified loros, 12th century.

Manuel I Komnenos wearing the modified loros, 12th century.

"The Empress Theodora and Retinue"   The Basilica of St. Vitale   dedicated by Bishop Maximian in 547.  Ravenna, Italy: The Basilica of St. Vitale, south side of apse

"The Empress Theodora and Retinue" The Basilica of St. Vitale dedicated by Bishop Maximian in 547. Ravenna, Italy: The Basilica of St. Vitale, south side of apse

#headpieces

#headpieces

Byzantine art from AD 300-1450. It is a paludamentum, which was worn by upper-class men and the empress. It was fastened over the right shoulder with a jeweled brooch.

Byzantine art from AD 300-1450. It is a paludamentum, which was worn by upper-class men and the empress. It was fastened over the right shoulder with a jeweled brooch.

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