Byzantine Antiques

Published on January 20, 2010 by Phoenix in Uncategorized

byzantineThere 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.