Leopard gold notecards (British Museum exclusive)

    SKU: cmcs56360

    £4.99 Members' price *


    A set of six blank notecards decorated with peacocks, leopards and trees, inspired by 12th century Norman mosaics in Sicily.

    About the design

    The design is based on a decorative mosaic from the ‘Room of Roger’ (the Norman ruler Roger II) in the Palazzo dei Normanni, Sicily.

    The beautiful 12th century mosaics depict the pleasure gardens that bordered the palace, containing exotic birds and plants, which were modelled on the gardens of Muslim rulers. They also contain the common medieval Mediterranean motifs so typical of Norman Sicilian art: the Tree of Life flanked by leopards and peacocks, as well as hunters and centaurs interspersed with lions. The lion was a heraldic symbol of King Roger II who was often compared to a lion – ‘the strongest of beasts’.


    Product code: cmcs56360
    Exhibition: Sicily: culture and conquest
    Materials: paper
    Size: approx 14cm x 14cm
    Weight: 0.1kg
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