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Byzantine Art from West Asia

Byzantine Art, West Asia

Works of Art (46)

Portrait Bust of a Woman with a Scroll, late 4th–early 5th century, Early Byzantine (Eastern Roman Empire), Marble (66.25)
"Antioch Chalice," first half of 6th century, Byzantine; Made in Antioch or Kaper Koraon (?), Silver, silver-gilt (50.4)
Attarouthi Treasure, 500–650, Byzantine; From Attarouthi, Syria, Silver and silver with gilding (1986.3.1-15)
Base for a Cross, 1000–1100, Byzantine, probably Constantinople or Asia Minor, Copper alloy (62.10.8)
Box with Sleeping Eros, 300s, Roman or Byzantine; Said to have been found in Tartus, Syria, Silver (47.100.33)
Cameo of the Virgin and Child, ca. 1050–1100, Byzantine (probably Constantinople); mounted in Paris ca. 1800 in a gold frame by Adrien Jean Maximillian Vachette, Agate (2007.445)
Capital with Bust of the Archangel Michael, ca. 1250–1300, Byzantine; Made in Constantinople, possibly from the Monastery of the Virgin Peribleptos ("All-Seeing"), now the Sulumanastir, a mosque, Marble (1983.167)
Casket with Warriors and Dancers, carved 11th century, Byzantine; Probably made in Constantinople, Bone, copper gilt (17.190.239)
Casket with Warriors and Mythological Figures, 900–1100, Byzantine; Probably made in Constantinople, Bone plaques and ornamental strips over wood; silver lock plate (17.190.237)
Cross Pendant, ca. 1080–1130, Byzantine; Made in Constantinople, Gold and enamel worked in cloisonné (1998.542)
Crossbow Fibula, ca. 430, Byzantine; Made in Rome/Constantinople, Gold (1995.97)
Double-Sided Pendant Icon with the Virgin and Christ Pantokrator, ca. 1080–1120, Byzantine; Made in Constantinople, Cloisonné enamel, gold (1994.403)
Enkolpion: Cameo of an Archangel (Michael?), probably 14th century, Byzantine (Constantinople?), Sardonyx (40.20.58)
Flask with Adoration of the Magi, 500s, Byzantine, Silver with gilded silver (1984.196)
Fragment of a Bowl with a Horse and Rider, early 1200s, Byzantine; Made possibly in Antioch, Terracotta with green glaze over slip, decorated in sgraffito (1984.181)
Fragment of a Lintel, 400–550, Byzantine; Probably made in Roman Syria, Limestone (69.15)
Girdle with Coins and Medallions, ca. 583, Byzantine; Found in 1902 at Karavás, Cyprus (reassembled after discovery), Gold (17.190.147,1991.136)
Hexagonal Bottle, 500–629, Byzantine; Possibly from Syria, Glass, mold-blown (1972.118.180)
Icon with Christ "Overseer of All" and the Chorus of Saints, ca. 1300–1500, Byzantine, Steatite (63.68.1-13)
Icon with the Deesis, mid-900s, Byzantine; Probably made in Constantinople, Ivory (17.190.133)
Icon with the Koimesis ("Falling Asleep") of the Virgin Mary, late 10th century, Byzantine; Probably made in Constantinople, Ivory (17.190.132)
Icon with the Virgin and Child, carved mid-10th–11th century, Byzantine; Probably made in Constantinople, Ivory (17.190.103)
Intaglio Gemstone with Saint Theodore Teron Slaying a Multiheaded Dragon, 1300 or later, Byzantine, Black agate chalcedony with red-brown striations (1999.325.227)
Jaharis Lectionary, ca. 1100, Byzantine (Constantinople), Tempera, ink, and gold leaf on parchment, leather binding (2007.286)
Medallion with Christ from an Icon Frame, ca. 1100, Byzantine; From the Djumati Monastery, Georgia (now Republic of Georgia); Made in Constantinople, Cloisonné enamel, gold (17.190.678)
Nushirvan Receives Mihras, Envoy of Caesar: Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings), Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), ca. 1300–1330, Iran or Iraq, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper (34.24.3)
Pair of Jeweled Bracelets, 500–700, Byzantine; Probably made in Constantinople, Gold, silver, pearl, amethyst, sapphire, glass, quartz, and emerald plasma (17.190.1670, 1671)
Pectoral Cross, 6th–7th century, Byzantine (Constantinople?), Gold (2006.569)
Pendant Brooch with Cameo of Enthroned Virgin and Child, cameo 11th–12th century; Rus' mount 12th–14th century, Byzantine (Constantinople), Chalcedony cameo in gold mount with pearls, emeralds, garnets, sapphires, and sardonyx intaglio (2007.9)
Plaque with the Crucifixion and the Defeat of Hades, mid-10th century, Byzantine; Probably made in Constantinople, Ivory (17.190.44)
Plaques with Scenes from the Story of Joshua, 10th century, Byzantine; Probably made in Constantinople, Ivory, traces of polychromy, gilding; bone (border strips) (17.190.137a-c)
Polycandelon with Crosses, 500–600, Byzantine, Copper alloy (2002.483.7)
Portable Mosaic Icon with the Virgin Eleousa, early 14th century, Byzantine, probably Constantinople, Miniature mosaic set in wax on wood panel with gold, multicolored stones, and gilded copper tesserae; some portions restored (2008.352)
Pyx Depicting Women at the Tomb of Christ, 500s, Byzantine; Made in the eastern Mediterranean, Ivory (17.190.57)
Pyxis with the Triumph of Dionysos in India, mid-500s, Byzantine; Possibly made in Syria, said to have been found in Rome, Ivory (17.190.56)
Reliquary of the True Cross (Staurotheke), late 8th–early 9th century, Byzantine; Made in Constantinople, Cloisonné enamel, silver, silver-gilt, gold, niello (17.190.715ab)
Revetments from an Icon of the Virgin, ca. 1100, Byzantine; Made in Constantinople, Cloisonné enamel, gold; Halo fragments (17.190.644-.648)
Ring of Leontios, 990–1030, Byzantine, Gold and niello (1982.282)
Section of a bathhouse floor, 537/538, Byzantine, Marble, mosaic (40.185)
Silver Plate with David and Goliath, 629–630, Byzantine; Made in Constantinople, Silver (17.190.396)
Solidus of Justinian I (r. 527–565), 538–565, Byzantine; Minted in Constantinople, Gold (99.35.7406)
Star-Shaped Brooch with Intaglio, setting 960–1000, intaglio 337–361, Ottonian (setting), Byzantine (intaglio), Gold with pearls and star sapphire (1988.15)
Statuette of a Personification of a City, 300–500, Late Roman or Byzantine, Copper alloy (47.100.40)
Tip of a Pointer, late 11th–first half of 12th century, Byzantine (Constantinople), Cloisonné enamel, gold (1997.235)
Two Panels of an Ivory Diptych Announcing the Consulship of Justinian, 521, Byzantine; Made in Constantinople, Ivory (17.190.52, 53)