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Early Byzantine Art

With the deposition in 476 of Romulus Augustulus, the last western Roman emperor, Constantinople became the absolute center of Byzantium. Under certain rulers, such as Justinian I (527–565) and Herakleios (610–641), the empire enjoyed enormous prosperity, both economically and territorially. The luxurious materials and fine craftsmanship of art made in this period reflect the empire’s vast resources and the skillfulness of its artists.

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Bowl with Hunting Scene

Early Byzantine
5th century
silver
BZ.1947.12

Bowl with Dionysiac Procession

Early Byzantine
5th century
silver
BZ.1947.13

Necklace with Pearls, Sapphires, and Plasma

Early Byzantine
early 5th century
gold and gems
BZ.1928.10

Two Decorative Pins Connected by a Chain

Early Byzantine
early 5th century
gold and gems
BZ.1928.11

Pair of Earrings with Pearls, Emeralds, and Sapphires

Early Byzantine
early 5th century
gold and gems
BZ.1928.12.a-b

Pair of Earrings with Pearls and Garnets

Early Byzantine
early 5th century
gold and gems
BZ.1928.13.a-b

Earring with Pearl, Ruby, and Sapphire

Early Byzantine
early 5th century
gold and gems
BZ.1928.14

Earring with Ruby and Sapphire

Early Byzantine
early 5th century
gold and gems
BZ.1928.15

Earring with Emerald and Sapphire

Early Byzantine
early 5th century
gold and gems
BZ.1928.16

Earring with Pearl, Emerald, and Sapphire

Early Byzantine
early 5th century
gold and gems
BZ.1928.17

Necklace with Pearls, Sapphires, and Emerald Plasma

Early Byzantine
early 5th century
gold and gems
BZ.1928.8

Necklace with Pearls, Emerald Plasma, and Sapphires

Early Byzantine
early 5th century
gold and gems
BZ.1928.9

Pair of Earrings with Pearls, Sapphires, and Gold Globules

Early Byzantine
early 5th century
gold and gems
BZ.1952.7.1-2

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