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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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Paten with the Communion of the Apostles

Early Byzantine
6th century
silver, gilding and niello
BZ.1924.5

Flabellum

Early Byzantine
565 - 578
silver and gilding
BZ.1936.23

Chalice

Early Byzantine
ca. 527 - 565
silver and niello
BZ.1955.18

Paten with Christogram and Repousse Border

Early Byzantine
mid 6th century
silver, gilding and niello
BZ.1963.36.1

Paten with Cross and Inscription

Early Byzantine
mid 6th century
silver, gilding and niello
BZ.1963.36.2

Paten with Cross

Early Byzantine
mid 6th century
silver, gilding and niello
BZ.1963.36.3

Hexagonal Censer with Christ, Peter and Paul

Early Byzantine
mid 6th century
silver
BZ.1965.1.5

Book Cover with a Cross Flanked by Cypress Trees

Early Byzantine
mid 6th century
silver and gilding
BZ.1963.36.10

Book Cover with a Cross Flanked by Cypress Trees

Early Byzantine
mid 6th century
silver and gilding
BZ.1963.36.9

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