Quadriga of Charlemagne

Byzantine, 8th century 
Silk, 75 x 72.5 cm

This silk quadriga comes from reliquary of Charlemagne at Aachen Chapel. It has an image of a victorious charioteer at the Hippodrome in Constantinople. According to tradition, this fabric possibly served to cover the remains of the body of Charlemagne.


Fabric Quadriga (Musée de Cluny)

Byzantine Art by Charles Bayet

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