Sunday, March 21, 2010

More Tablet woven bands in Sakrale Gewänder des Mittelalters

Here are the details on the further tablet woven bands I found when going through Sakrale Gewänder des Mittelalters. In addition there were a few that mentioned tablet woven bands without giving any details on their composition, and many more that mentioned "gold bands" which I assume were probably tablet woven.

5. Two fragments of a cingulum (Augsburg, Diocesan Museum, late 9th century)

a) Red tablet-woven silk band with narrow, yellow-green edges. Inscription, created through different directions of the warp strands: IN NOMINE DOMINI AILBECUND VE ... VXPI (Christ) IHEV (Jesus) NOSTRI IN NOMINE DOME (Domini). The end of the band is bound with gold bands. In the middle of the band are sewn on little silver frames (5x4cm), in which under glass one finds a piece of silk (probably little bits of the sewn-on stripes from b). On the back side of the silver frame, seal impressions. Length 123.5cm, width 3.8cm. Materially and technically belonging together with Queen Hemma's girdle. German, late in the 9th century. Originally formed together with b) a cingulum or a stole. Mounting from the 16th century.

b) Silk band like a). Inscription: .OMINE DOMINI NO(stri). On this band is sewn on a narrow, tablet-woven band of red, blue, white and green warp strands with mythical animals in rectangular fields. One fragment of this stripe is bound in a silver application from a). At the end of the silk band a silver closure of the 14th century - length 35.5cm, width 3.8cm

South German, late in the 9th century. Originally formed together with a) a cingulum or a stole. Sewn-on stripes from the same time or a bit later, possibly Islamic. Mounting from the 14th century

7. Maniple of St Ulrich (Andechs, Pilgrimage church, treasury, 10th century)

Band of linen and silk, white with brown edges. Pattern: Two crosses repeat beside one another, alternatingly filled with a lion and a bird. In between leaf tendrils. In the border stripes yellow zigzag lines with axes (?). At both ends diagonal stripes of lilac silk and with knotted on silk fringe in dark violet, pink, white and brown. - Length 124cm, width 4.5cm. In a statement of the Andechser Heiltüm of 1457 a "Hand fan" of St Ulrich is included. The maniple may actually date from the 10th century. Pattern and material show similarities with a stole in St Ulrich and Afra in Augsburg, that is likewise connected with the name of St Ulrich.

This is NOT the Maniple of St Ulrich with the Hand of God on it (That's the one at St Ulrich and Afra) but I assume it is tablet woven despite the description not saying so.

It's a pity there is no picture of either of these!

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