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Saint Agnes mosaic-most likely dates from Byzantine Empire.

Empress Theodora and the Byzantine Empire were the inspiration behind Karl Lagerfeld’s Paris-Byzance collection. Coco Chanel herself loved Byzantine jewelry and she borrowed motifs for the jewelry she designed.  Both women, Empress Theodora and Coco Chanel rose from very humble beginnings to be very powerful women who exerted tremendous influence.

St. Agnes Early Christian Mosaics from the Fourth to the Seventh Centuries: Rome, Naples, Milan, Ravenna. Fourteen Plates in Color. Translated from the German, 1946. Jewelled belt, wrapped over dress, decorated underdress and fabric belt. Wonderfully complex hair style. I love it.

Moses and the Burning Bush, Byzantine Mosaic St Catherine's Monastery, Mt Sinai, Egypt. Built on the site where Moses received the 10 Commandments from God. The altar of the church was built over roots of the burning bush.

Mosaic of Christ in the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul gold/glass pieces

Byzantine Empire - pearls and gems

Mosaic, William of Sicily offers the Church to the Mother of God, 1180-94. Cathedral of Monreale Sicily. This is one of an extraordinary series of mosaics executed between the 12th and the 13th centuries by local craftsmen as well as Venetians, and possibly also Greek-Macedonians. During the Norman reign, Greek, Muslim, and Latin masters devoted themselves to the arts; works bear scripts in all three alphabets, and also in Hebrew

Arte bizantino. Mosaico de la "Emperatriz Teodosia con su séquito". Situado en la iglesia de San Vital, en Rávena. Siglo VI.

Two Peacocks Stone Mosaic Mural 45" x 37"