Byzantine Art

Byzantine Art32

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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Portrait of the Evangelist Matthew (first half of the 16th century, Ethiopia) - 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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Christ on the Road to Emmaus, Peter at The Empty Tomb (1594-1596, Romania) by Lukas of Cyprus - Public Domain Illuminated Manuscript

Details: This is one of twenty-six known manuscripts by the hand of Luke the Cypriot (active 1583-1625), an accomplished Greek calligrapher who worked after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople (1453). He copied it in 1594 at his episcopal see of Buzau (in Wallachia, now Romania) and soon took it to...

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Leaf from a Gospel Lectionary: Ornamented Headpiece and Initial E with the Resurrection of Christ and John the Baptist Preaching by Lukas of Cyprus (1594-1596) - Public Domain Illuminated Manuscript

Details: The decoration on this page is by two or possibly three different hands. The headpiece, ornamented title, and initial letter "E" are the work of the scribe Luke the Cypriot, while the images and framing ornament in the side margin are by a professional artist(s). It may be...

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Virgin and Child ("The Virgin of Iviron") with Saints Demetrius and Hannah by Ivan Filippovich Tarabrov (1899-1908) - Catholic Stock Photo

Details: This icon repeats a copy, ordered in 1647 and brought to Moscow the following year, of a much older, miracle-working image from the Georgian Monastery of Iveron, on Mount Athos, Greece (hence the name "Iverskaya", i.e. "of Iveron"). This copy was subsequently installed in a special chapel built...

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The Evangelist John Receiving Divine Inspiration and Dictating the Gospel to His Disciple Prochorus by Lukas of Cyprus (1594-1596, Ottoman) - Public Domain Illuminated Manuscript

Details: This is one of twenty-six known manuscripts by the hand of Luke the Cypriot (active 1583-1625), an accomplished Greek calligrapher who worked after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople (1453). He copied it in 1594 at his episcopal see of Buzau (in Wallachia, now Romania) and soon took it to...

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