Title: Early Christian Sarcophagus: Cross and Peacocks Caption: Detail of Early Christian sarcophagus with carvings of peacocks (symbol of eternal life) and Christograms. Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna.
This is the very famous throne of Maximian. This chair was made during the 6th century by a Byzantine artist. This chair is located in the Archiepiscopal Museum and still sits there today. I think that Byzantine furniture is very interesting. Although I would not prefer it in my house because it is so large and chunky, I still think it is very beautiful. You can tell that this chair has so much detail and it probably took countless hours to carve. http://www.sitiunescoadriatico.org
**Relicario de la Vera cruz /finales S.VIII-principios IX). Pieza para reliquias bizantinas realizadas en Constantinopla. El esmalte tabicado se encuentra en varios tipos de plata y plata dorada, y oro, engarzado todo ello mediante nielado. -60
Ivory Plaque with Saint Paul (?) 5th-6th century Ivory
Detached binding containing an ivory plaque of St Paul, from the Siegburg Lectionary, 11th century, Harley MS 2889/1
Caroligian ivory bookcover 9th Fragment of a bookbinding,around 870,from the treasury of Sr.Denis Museo del Louvre
Cornice detail, Rome (tempio di Vespasiano, ricostruzione nel Tabularium, Musei Capitolini