Byzantine art artifacts

Byzantine art - Crusader brick - Pilgrim badge - Byzantine mirror - Byzantine belt buckle - Byzantine oil lamp - Byzantine jewelry
Byzantine art, Byzantine bone figure of a king, 4th-8th century A.D. Byzantine art, Byzantine bone figure of a king, perhaps representing King David, 9.4 cm high. Private collection

Byzantine art, Byzantine bone figure of a king, 4th-8th century A.D. Byzantine art, Byzantine bone figure of a king, perhaps representing King David, 9.4 cm high. Private collection

Byzantine belt buckle with griffion, 4th-6th century A.D. Byzantine belt buckle with two loops and hinged tongue, the flat plate engraved with a fine rendition of a winged griffin standing left, 5.5 cm long. Private collection

Byzantine belt buckle with griffion, 4th-6th century A.D. Byzantine belt buckle with two loops and hinged tongue, the flat plate engraved with a fine rendition of a winged griffin standing left, 5.5 cm long. Private collection

Crusader brick with Christ, 8th-12th century A.D. Crusader brick with Christ, large and heavy creme colored terra cotta building brick with image of the face of Christ wearing nimbus crown, at top of one side, large R below, Latin letter may indicate it was part of a Crusader structure of similar, 27.5 cm x 13.7 cm. Private collection

Crusader brick with Christ, 8th-12th century A.D. Crusader brick with Christ, large and heavy creme colored terra cotta building brick with image of the face of Christ wearing nimbus crown, at top of one side, large R below, Latin letter may indicate it was part of a Crusader structure of similar, 27.5 cm x 13.7 cm. Private collection

Byzantine oil lamp, 4th-5th century A.D. Byzantine oil lamp, Holy land area, early Christian pottery oil lamp with three palmettes on handle, 9.6 cm long. Private collection

Byzantine oil lamp, 4th-5th century A.D. Byzantine oil lamp, Holy land area, early Christian pottery oil lamp with three palmettes on handle, 9.6 cm long. Private collection

Byzantine oil lamp, 4th-5th century A.D. Byzantine oil lamp, 9 cm long. Private collection

Byzantine oil lamp, 4th-5th century A.D. Byzantine oil lamp, 9 cm long. Private collection

Byzantine art, Byzantine bone figure of a king, 4th-8th century A.D. Byzantine art, Byzantine bone figure of a king, perhaps representing King David, 9.4 cm high. Private collection

Byzantine art, Byzantine bone figure of a king, 4th-8th century A.D. Byzantine art, Byzantine bone figure of a king, perhaps representing King David, 9.4 cm high. Private collection

Byzantine art, Byzantine lead seal with peacocks, 6th-8th century A.D. Byzantine art, two peacocks standing in front of a central plant, Greek text AGORAS O ME [...] KYRIA, translation is possible reading inscription as AGORAZOME (changing S to Z and assuming that ME represents the phonetic value of AI, AI being equivalent to E in sound during Byzantine times, AGORAZOMAI - KYRIA, the item guaranteed by the seal, I am being bought for the Lady, 3.5 cm diameter. Private collection

Byzantine art, Byzantine lead seal with peacocks, 6th-8th century A.D. Byzantine art, two peacocks standing in front of a central plant, Greek text AGORAS O ME [...] KYRIA, translation is possible reading inscription as AGORAZOME (changing S to Z and assuming that ME represents the phonetic value of AI, AI being equivalent to E in sound during Byzantine times, AGORAZOMAI - KYRIA, the item guaranteed by the seal, I am being bought for the Lady, 3.5 cm diameter. Private collection

Byzantine art, lead seal with peacocks, 6th-8th century A.D. Byzantine art, two peacocks standing in front of a central plant, Greek text KYRIA,  peacock symbolizes the bird of the paradise, but also the soul and the figure of Christ, it is closely related to Byzantine Christian imagery, this kind of seals are private. KYRIA is dative case standing for KYRIAI, the final iota of the dative case is regularly omitted in Byzantine Greek, 4.6 cm diameter. Private collection

Byzantine art, lead seal with peacocks, 6th-8th century A.D. Byzantine art, two peacocks standing in front of a central plant, Greek text KYRIA, peacock symbolizes the bird of the paradise, but also the soul and the figure of Christ, it is closely related to Byzantine Christian imagery, this kind of seals are private. KYRIA is dative case standing for KYRIAI, the final iota of the dative case is regularly omitted in Byzantine Greek, 4.6 cm diameter. Private collection

Coptic bread stamp of wood, 4th-7th century A.D. Prosphora stamp, these stamps are used for bread intended for consecration and communion within the various ancient Christian traditions. The inscription is IC XC NI KI, which stands for "Jesus Christ, Victor" Stamp carved into nine sectors, each decorated with different geometric motifs, including crosses and triangles, the rectangular handle carved at the top with another cross and abstract motif, 8.5 cm diameter. Private collection

Coptic bread stamp of wood, 4th-7th century A.D. Prosphora stamp, these stamps are used for bread intended for consecration and communion within the various ancient Christian traditions. The inscription is IC XC NI KI, which stands for "Jesus Christ, Victor" Stamp carved into nine sectors, each decorated with different geometric motifs, including crosses and triangles, the rectangular handle carved at the top with another cross and abstract motif, 8.5 cm diameter. Private collection

Christian amulet with opening words of the 91st. Psalm, 5th-6th century A.D. Bronze leaf shaped amulet depicting on one side a Angel holding a sceptre, on other side OKA TOIKO NENBO HOIAT OYY, 4 cm long. Private collection

Christian amulet with opening words of the 91st. Psalm, 5th-6th century A.D. Bronze leaf shaped amulet depicting on one side a Angel holding a sceptre, on other side OKA TOIKO NENBO HOIAT OYY, 4 cm long. Private collection

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