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The Byzantine Collection is world-renowned for its fine collections of portable, sumptuous objects. Encompassing the imperial, ecclesiastical, and secular realms, the collection holds approximately 1,800 objects (of which 1,487 are available here). We continue to add records to our online database and improve the quality of the object photography. If you are trying to locate a specific object not currently available here, please contact museum@doaks.org.

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Transverse Arms of a Cross with Christ, the Virgin, St. John, and Three Saints

Byzantine
first half of the 11th century
silver and gilding
BZ.1921.7

Medallion with the Bust of a Bearded Saint

Byzantine
first half of the 11th century
silver and gilding
BZ.1921.9

Medallion with Bust of Christ

Byzantine
first half of the 11th century
silver and gilding
BZ.1921.10

Fragment of Tiraz Naming al-Hakim bi-A'mr Allah

Islamic
1000 - 1001 (H.391)
silk on linen
BZ.1933.10

Fragment of Tiraz naming al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah

Islamic
early 11th century
silk on linen
BZ.1933.13

Fragment of Mulham Tiraz naming al-Qadir bi-Allah

Islamic
1008 - 1009 (H.399)
silk on silk and cotton
BZ.1933.22

Fragment of a Tiraz Naming al-Zahir li-Izaz Din Allah

Islamic
1021 - 1036 (H. 411 - 427)
linen and silk on linen
BZ.1933.26

Portable Altar

Romanesque
seconf half of the 11th century
Walrus Ivory on wood
BZ.1937.16

Capital with Rosettes

Byzantine
first half of the 11th century
marble
BZ.1938.14

Relief with Virgin Hagiosoritissa

Middle Byzantine
mid 11th century
marble
BZ.1938.62

Grave Marker

Middle Byzantine
1063
marble
BZ.1938.78

Gospel Lectionary with Marginal Illuminations (Dumbarton Oaks MS 1)

Middle Byzantine
second half of the 11th century
tempera on vellum
BZ.1939.12

Pear-Shaped Pendant

Middle Byzantine
second half of the 11th century
enamel on gold
BZ.1940.69

Virgin Orant

Byzantine
11th century
bloodstone
BZ.1940.70

Ring with Inscription on Bezel

Byzantine
11th century
bronze
BZ.1947.2.2289

Ring of Michael Attaleiates

Byzantine
before 1080
enamel on gold
BZ.1947.19

Mandorla with Christ Enthroned

Romanesque
1060 - 1080
ivory on wood
BZ.1948.12

Bust of St. Theodore

Byzantine
11th century
silver on bronze
BZ.1949.8

Icon Frame

Middle Byzantine
mid 11th century
enamel on gilt silver
BZ.1950.1.a

Cock (Finial?)

Byzantine or Islamic ?
11th century
bronze
BZ.1950.16

Prancing Horse (Finial or Decorative Attachment?)

Byzantine or Islamic ?
11th century
bronze
BZ.1950.17

St. George and St. Theodore Receiving Martyr's Crowns

Byzantine
11th century
steatite
BZ.1951.25

Menaion in Georgian (Dumbarton Oaks MS 2)

Middle Byzantine
11th century
ink on vellum
BZ.1952.1

Crescent-shaped Pendant Suspended on Chains

Islamic, Fatimid Period, ca. 909-1171 CE
11th century
enamel on gold
BZ.1952.14

Fragment Repeating "Allah"

Byzantine
11th century - 14th century
linen
BZ.1953.2.90

Basket Earring

Byzantine
11th century
gold
BZ.1953.12.99

Bust of the Virgin

Byzantine
11th century
gold
BZ.1953.12.104

Reliquary of St. Sergius

Byzantine
11th century
gold
BZ.1953.19

Ring with the Koimesis (Dormition of the Virgin)

Middle Byzantine
11th century (hoop is 16th century)
gold
BZ.1956.15

Empress Theophano

Byzantine
11th century
glass paste
BZ.1956.21

St. Demetrios

Byzantine
11th century
enamel on gold
BZ.1957.9

St. Laurus

Byzantine
1050 - 1075
enamel on gold
BZ.1958.18

Archangel Michael

Middle Byzantine
11th century
copper
BZ.1958.91

Asteriskos

Byzantine
11th century
copper
BZ.1958.104

Knop from a Staff

Byzantine
11th century
silver
BZ.1960.127

Psalter and New Testament (Dumbarton Oaks MS 3)

Middle Byzantine
ca. 1084
tempera, gold leaf, and ink on vellum
BZ.1962.35

Constantine and Sylvester; Archangel Michael, and Johsua

Byzantine
11th century
silver, gilding and niello
BZ.1964.13

Fragment of Textile with Arabic Inscription

Byzantine
11th century
linen , cotton and silk
BZ.1969.61.b

Tapestry Fragment with Inscription

Byzantine
11th century
linen and silk
BZ.1973.38

Evangelist Mark

Middle Byzantine
ca. 1063
tempera, gold leaf and ink on vellum
BZ.1979.31.1

Opening of Gospel of Matthew

Byzantine
ca. 1063
tempera, gold leaf and ink on vellum
BZ.1979.31.2

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