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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 century - 6th century
ivory and polychromy
BZ.1936.22

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

Early Byzantine
second half of 4th century - 5th century
ivory
BZ.1947.8

The Nativity

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

Statuette of Ares

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

Medicine Box with Hygieia

Early Byzantine
6th century
ivory
BZ.1948.15

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