Constantinople, ivory and wood box x 18 x 8 in.) "Scenes from the Old Testament stories of Adam and Eve and their children, Cain and Abel, decorate this box, which may have been made to contain jewelry or small valuables." Cleveland Museum of Art
Theodora (wife of Justinian I) - century mosaic from Basilica of San Vitale. We forget that the Roman empire didn't vanish in the century when Britain was abandoned. This mosaic in Ravenna is one of the masterpieces of roman art.