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Cardinal Pierre de Foix and Armenian Crimson Dye

Cardinal Pierre de Foix, a French Cardinal was the papal legate in Avignon and Archbishop of Arles (1450 to 1463)

Cardinal de Foix' gloves were dyed with the Armenian crimson dye that was highly valued in the middle ages and antiquity. The availability of Armenian  goods was a testament to the vast trade network of the Armenians during this period. Ayas, an Armenian trading port on the Mediterranean in the Armenian Gulf north of Antioch; was one of the first stops made by Marco Polo on his journey to the east. 

Cardinal Pierre de Foix was one of the founders of the University of Avignon in France. Armenian Sis, Catholicos of Sis

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