Reliquary Cross | Byzantine or Russian | The Met
Cathedral Treasury, Hildesheim (since at least 15th century); Dom-Museum Hildesheim (lent to the Art Institute of Chicago (2012–present)) Documentation: Victor Heinrich Elbern, Der Hildesheimer Domschatz (Hildesheim: Lax, 1969), no
Female Portrait Mask for a Mummy
Female Portrait Mask, Roman Egypt. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD In Roman Egypt ( 30 B.C. - A.D. 324), artists adapted natural painting styles to the ancient custom of making portrait masks for mummies. the portraits were often painted while the subject was in the prime of life and were hung in the person's home until their death, This practice contimued in northern Egypt well into the Early Byzantine period.
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Ancient Egyptian tunic was made out of linen that was worn by both men and women as an everyday article of clothing. This was prevalent towards both the upper and non-laboring class.
Byzantine & Post Byzantine Jewelry - A short history| CultureTaste
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Mummy portrait depicting a woman with necklace and Medusa pendant and golden ear-pendants with pearls, 161 AD - 192 AD, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Austria
This charming bust of a smiling young woman is painted on wood in the technique of wax, or encaustic (from Greek enkaiein, to burn in). The coloured pigments are mixed with liquid wax and applied with a brush while still hot to cover a thin ground coat. While the medium is still warm, a spatula-like tool or sharp instrument is used to fuse the layers of colour together and bring out such details as the eyebrows. This method, used mostly for the skin, not only strengthens the artistic effect…
Byzantine Gold Earrings from Egypt
These earrings show the skill and the quality achieved by Byzantine jewellers. They come from a treasure of 36 pieces found in Egypt (the treasure is shared between museums in London, Berlin, and New...