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Byzantine perfume bottles. Exquisite.

Earring with Openwork Byzantium, early Byzantine period, 7th-9th Century Date: 600-800 Medium: gold with a rock crystal bead Dimensions: Overall - h:4.20 cm (h:1 5/8 inches)

bowl at Louvre

Paris, musée du Louvre

Paris, musée du Louvre

woman dancer on Byzantine plate

6th–7th century, Byzantine. Gold, sapphire, pearl. These elegant earrings are decorated with pearls, a favorite jewel of the Byzantines. Sapphires, then called hyakinthoi (hyacinths), became popular in Byzantine jewelry in the sixth century.okay not roman but la la!

Byzantine earrings. Love the amethyst drops

At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, through July 8...The Attarouthi Treasure - Chalice, late6th, early 7th Century, part of the Byzantium exhibit...don't miss it

Ivory with Archangel, Constantinople,c. 525–550. Ivory, 42.8 x 14.3 x 0.9 cm. Lent by the British Museum.

Perfume brazier in the form of a domed building, Constantinople or Italy, end of the twelfth century. Silver, partially gilded, embossed and perforated, 36 x 30 cm. Basilica di San Marco, Venice, Tesoro, inv. no. 109.

The Lampascus Spoons Byzantine, 6th century AD The British Museum “‘O handsome youth, do not believe too much in beauty’, reads the Latin inscription on the front side of the bowl and handle of one of these spoons. A further inscription, on the back of the handle, this time in Greek, boldly adds ‘You cannot be beautiful without money!’ These six spoons were part of a large silver treasure discovered in Turkey.