Byzantine Art

Byzantine Art66

Explore the beauty of Byzantine art on our webpage showcasing a collection of images. Byzantine art, from 4th century to 1453, known for rich colors, intricate patterns and religious themes. Browse our collection to gain a deeper understanding of this fascinating historical period.

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Christ coming to John the Baptist in the desert (1594–1596, Ottoman) by Lukas of Cyprus - Public Domain Illuminated Manuscript

About the Image: Here is a beautiful page from a Byzantine-style illuminated manuscript. Manuscripts such as these played a crucial role in preserving religious texts, stories, and iconographies during the medieval period. Let's delve into the components: 1. Text: 2. * The text is written in Greek, a significant language for...

Crucifixion (first half of the 16th century, Ethiopian) - Public Domain Illuminated Manuscript

About the Image: The image is a remarkable piece of Ethiopian Christian art. Depicting the Crucifixion, it originates from the first half of the 16th century during the Stephanite period. Ethiopian Christian art is distinct in its style and iconography, often integrating local traditions and interpretations. Let's delve into some...

Leaf from Ethiopian Gospels (first half of the 16th century) - Public Domain Illuminated Manuscript

Details: This large Ethiopian Gospel Book was made in the first half of the sixteenth century and is written in Ge'ez, the traditional liturgical language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Containing eleven full-page miniatures, six canon tables, and five elaborately ornamented harags, or headpieces, this manuscript represents the golden age...

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