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A bag modelled on a numerous Byzantine iconography. Made of vegetable tanned cattle leather, hand-sewn with a linen thread. Closure on a button being  a reconstruction of numerous monuments, i.a. from the Byzantine Museum of Chersonesos, dated 9-14th century. (A)

It was mostly an attribute of wanderers, merchants, beggars or shepherds. Besides leather bags also textile ones can be found. A very similar monument was discovered in Egypt, however, without an exact dating.




Reconstruction photo.

I. Byzantine manuscript No. 93, Athens, second half of 12th century.
II. Monastery of Daphni, Athens, 12th century.
III. Manuscript, Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos, 12thcentury.







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