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Byzantine Ivory and Bone

Medieval carved ivory has survived in large quantities because it does not readily decay and cannot easily be reused. The maximum size of an ivory plaque is restricted by the size and shape of elephant tusks, but its extreme density makes it suitable for carving fine details.

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Diptych of Philoxenus

Early Byzantine
525 CE
ivory
BZ.1935.4

Pyxis with Moses Receiving the Law and Daniel in the Lions' Den

Early Byzantine
End of 5th-to-6th century
ivory and polychromy
BZ.1936.22

Pyxis with Imperial Families and Ceremonial Scenes

Late Byzantine
1403-1404
ivory
BZ.1936.24

Virgin Hodegetria, St. John the Baptist, and St. Basil from a plaque

Middle Byzantine
Second half of 10th century
ivory
BZ.1939.8

Triptych Leaf with St. Constantine

Middle Byzantine
Mid-10th century
ivory
BZ.1947.11

Medicine Box with Dionysos, Maenad, and Satyr, and Tyche on Lid

Early Byzantine
Second Half of 4th - 5th Century
ivory
BZ.1947.8

The Nativity

Early Byzantine
End of 7th-8th century
ivory
BZ.1951.30

Descent from the Cross

Middle Byzantine
Second half of 10th century
ivory
BZ.1952.12

Rosette Casket with Warriors, Dionysiac Figures, and Animals

Byzantine
Second half of 10th or first half of 11th Century
bone and ivory on wood
BZ.1953.1

Triptych with the Virgin Hodegetria and Saints

Middle Byzantine
Late 10th century
ivory
BZ.1996.1

Plaque with the Incredulity of Thomas

Middle Byzantine
Mid-10th century
ivory
BZ.1937.7

Isiac Cult Scene

Roman Egyptian
2nd half of 2nd century
ivory
BZ.1942.1

Statuette of Ares

Early Byzantine
Second half of 4th-to-5th century
ivory
BZ.1938.63

Plaque with the Koimesis (Dormition of the Virgin)

Middle Byzantine
End of 10th century
ivory
BZ.1937.5

Medicine Box with Hygieia

Early Byzantine
6th century
ivory
BZ.1948.15

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