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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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Plaque with the Koimesis (Dormition of the Virgin)

Middle Byzantine
last quarter of the 10th century
ivory
BZ.1937.5

Plaque with the Incredulity of Thomas

Middle Byzantine
mid 10th century
ivory
BZ.1937.7

Plaque with Jewelled Cross and the Bust of an Emperor

Middle Byzantine
mid 10th century
ivory
BZ.1937.18

Relief with Virgin Hagiosoritissa

Middle Byzantine
mid 11th century
marble
BZ.1938.62

Grave Marker

Middle Byzantine
1063
marble
BZ.1938.78

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

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

Ewer with Repousse Decoration and Kufic Inscription

Middle Byzantine
10th century - 11th century
bronze
BZ.1939.11

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

Hanging Lamp and Chains

Middle Byzantine
10th century
glass
BZ.1946.3

Virgin Hodegetria

Middle Byzantine
second half of the 10th century
ivory
BZ.1946.14

Apostles Casket

Middle Byzantine
second half of the 10th century
ivory and bone
BZ.1947.9

Triptych Leaf with St. Constantine

Middle Byzantine
mid 10th century
ivory
BZ.1947.11

Icon Frame

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

Menaion in Georgian (Dumbarton Oaks MS 2)

Middle Byzantine
11th century
ink on vellum
BZ.1952.1

Descent from the Cross

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

Ring inscribed "Lord, Help Anastasius"

Middle Byzantine
10th century - 11th century
gold
BZ.1953.12.11

Ring with Pearl Bezel and Inscription on Hoop

Middle Byzantine
10th century - 11th century
gold with pearls
BZ.1953.12.86

Cross of Romanos II and Basil II

Middle Byzantine
960 - 963
silver and niello
BZ.1953.12.93

Ring with the Koimesis (Dormition of the Virgin)

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

Archangel Michael

Middle Byzantine
11th century
copper
BZ.1958.91

Fragment of Cross with Trilobe Terminals

Middle Byzantine
13th century (or later)
gold
BZ.1958.106.5754

Enkolpion Cross with Crucifixion and Inscription

Middle Byzantine
12th century - 13th century
silver gilt
BZ.1959.55

Paten with Cross and Inscription

Middle Byzantine
10th century - 11th century
tin on copper
BZ.1962.17

Psalter and New Testament (Dumbarton Oaks MS 3)

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

Signet Ring of "Giorgaki Vataraki"

Middle Byzantine
10th century - 13th century
silver and carnelian
BZ.1963.29

Chain and Closure with Christ and Virgin

Middle Byzantine
second half of the 10th century - first half of the 11th century
silver, gilding and niello
BZ.1965.2.2

Bowl with Griffin Attacking a Doe

Middle Byzantine
12th century
ceramic
BZ.1966.17

Archangel Gabriel

Middle Byzantine
second half of the 10th century
ivory
BZ.1972.21

Gospels of Luke and John (Dumbarton Oaks MS 4)

Middle Byzantine
late 12th century - early 13th century
tempera, gold leaf and ink on vellum
BZ.1974.1

Fifteen Potsherds

Middle Byzantine
Date Unknown
ceramic
BZ.1977.6.1-15

Evangelist Mark

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

Gold and Pearl Crescent Earring

Middle Byzantine
first half of the 10th century
gold with pearls
BZ.1994.3.1

Triptych with the Virgin Hodegetria and Saints

Middle Byzantine
late 10th century
ivory
BZ.1996.1

Gold and Pearl Crescent Earring

Middle Byzantine
first half of the 10th century
gold with pearls
BZ.2021.001

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