Byzantine and Early Medieval

Events

Colossal head of Emperor Constantine (ca. 315 A.D.)

Approx. 315 A.D.

After Rome
Rome
ca. 315 AD
Marble.

The Hagia Sophia (ca. 532-537 A.D.)

Approx. 532 A.D. - Approx. 537 A.D.

Byzantine
Architects: Anthemius of Tralles and Isidorus of Miletus
Constantinople

Apse mosaic of Justinian and Archbishop Maximian (ca. 547 A.D.)

Approx. 547 A.D.

Byzantine
(Italy) San Vitale, Ravenna.
Mosaic

The Barberini Ivory, showing ‘Justinian as world conqueror (ca. 550 A.D.)

Approx. 550 A.D.

Byzantine

Icon showing the Virgin and Child between Saints Theodore and George. (ca.600 A.D.)

Approx. 600 A.D.

Early Medieval (West)
the Monastery of St. Catherine
Egypt
Encaustic on wood.

Purse cover, from the Sutton Hoo ship burial (ca. 625 A.D.)

Approx. 625 A.D.

Early Medieval
Suffolk, England
Gold, glass and cloisonné garnets.

Cross-inscribed carpet page (ca. 700 A.D.)

Approx. 700 A.D.

the Lindisfarne Gospels
Northumbria, England
Tempera on vellum.

Equestrian portrait of Emperor Charlemagne or grandson (9th century)

Approx. 800 A.D.

Early Medieval
Metz, France.
Ninth century.
Bronze.

Palatine Chapel of Charlemagne (ca. 800 A.D.)

Approx. 800 A.D.

Earl Medieval
Aachen, Germany