This detailed and interesting piece is a late Roman/Byzantine bronze bracelet that dates circa 4th-6th century A.D. This piece is approximately 2 inches in diameter, by 1.2 inches high. The opening on the back side is approximately .9 inches wide, and the terminal ends have rounded edges. This beautiful piece is also intact, and has no repair and/or restoration. This piece has six engraved box designs, and within each box is a "stylized floral" pattern that is also a conventional art design... Click for details
Luminescent Byzantine Glass Jar with Purple Swirls, Constantinople, ca 4th - 5th. Intact and in excellent condition. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2". Ex: Gershon Bineth collection, Israel. According to Art History Summary, Byzantine period glass offers the possibility of creating not only beautiful glass mosaic, but it also applies to the glassware for windows. Those magnificent paints made of colored glass were made to get the viewerâ€™s attention on the characters and narratives scenes represented in them.... Click for details
Byzantine / Early Chjristian Green Glass Juglet, ca 6th - 7th Century CE. Mould-blown with square body, cylindrical neck, and funnel shaped rim. Sides are decorated as follows: a) Shrine with triangular gable and hanging lamp. b) vertical Tabula Ansata with net pattern. c) Shrine with triangular gable and hanging lamp. d) Net pattern. Ex: Gershon Bineth collection, Jerusalem. (Bineth Gallery of Fine Art) Literature: Moussaieff coll., p.44. Israel Museum coll., (H) no. 452. Oppenlander coll., no.... Click for details
This superb bronze ring is late Roman/Byzantine type, circa 4th-5th century A.D., and is approximately ring size 8.5, and is .3 inches wide at the flat face. This piece is solid bronze, and is in superb condition, with only some minute smooth wear on the inner surface. The outer surfaces have great detail, with decorative floral line design on each side of the ring leading up to the flat, square central face. The central face has a Byzantine type cross seen within a "four dotted circular... Click for details
Four Miniature Byzantine Glass Juglets on custom stands, ca. 4th -5th Century CE. Ex: Gershon Bineth collection, Israel. Various sizes with largest at 1 1/4", and all in excellent condition. Votive size is believed to be the property of a Lady of Nobility, or a child. Byzantine glass-making developed from existing Roman technology, which realized the decorative and architectural uses of glass and understood its physical properties. For more information please refer to "Roman, Byzantine and Early... Click for details
Byzantine Glass Juglet, ca. 4th - 5th Century CE. Ex: Gershon Bineth collection, Israel. Globular body, cylindrical neck with decorated funnel shaped rim and loop handle. 4.606" high and in very good condition.
Byzantine Pottery read Stamp, 6th Century, found in the Holy Land. Pottery stamp is particularly large, suitable for stamping whole loaves. Surface incised with a pattern that facilitated the breaking of the bread into small pieces. Excellent condition custom mounted and labeled. Diameter 9 1/4". Ex: Arieh Klein, Jerusalem. According to Archaeology at Brown University, very little has been written on bread stamps as an artifact category, with the majority of scholarship dealing with Christian... Click for details
Large Byzantine Pottery Storage Jar, ca. 7th century CE. Bulbous in shape with two loop handles. Scored incisions encircling body. Wide mouth with small chips due to use. Small hole near handle allows pouring of wine. Excellent condition, 13 1/4" high. Found in Israel.
Miniature Byzantine Bronze Tripod Bronze Incense Burner with hexagonal bowl supported by three Lion Heads and claw feet, ca. 6th Century CE. Hung by later suspension chains from three loops and the outside rim dotted with a diamond pattern. Ex: Private German collection. 3" high and in excellent condition. On custom lucite base which stands 18" tall.