Byzantine Antiques

There is a large selection of Byzantine antiques that collectors can find at auction houses and online at locations such as Phoenix Ancient Art. These pieces are characterized by their strong religious and imperial themes and include beautiful paintings, mosaics, jewelry, ivories and more.

The Byzantine Empire, as any historian or antiques dealer such as Hicham Aboutaam can tell you, existed from the 4th century A.D. until 1453 A.D. when Constantinople, the Empire’s capital, fell to the Turks. Available antiquesfrom the period could include such treasures as this Byzantine gold inlay tha has a monogram that was very typical during the Byzantine period. Such pieces were as a method of identification and and to show that the owner was part of a larger group.

Other Byzantine pieces that you can find at Phoenix Ancient Art, include a spoon with an inscription, statues and jewelry.