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Statuette of Europa, 1st or early 2nd century
marble
height: 34.5 cm (13 9/16 in.)
Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth

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Head of Pan, 2nd century (?)
marble
height: 14.4 cm (5 11/16 in.)
Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth

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Statuette of Asklepios enthroned, second half of 2nd century
marble
height: 42.3 cm (16 5/8 in.)
Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth

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Statuette of Roma, mid-3rd century or later
marble
height: 59.2 cm (23 5/16 in.)
Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth

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Head of Artemis, mid-3rd century or later
marble
height: 12.1 cm (4 3/4 in.)
Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth

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Statuette of Dionysos and panther, mid-3rd century or later
marble
height: 34.5 cm (13 9/16 in.)
Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth

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Statuette of Asklepios and Telesphoros, 3rd or 4th century
marble
height: 20.7 cm (8 1/8 in.)
Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth

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Bust of a lady, c. 410
white phrygian (Dokimion) marble
overall size: 56 x 34 cm (22 1/16 x 13 3/8 in.)
Chania Archaeological Museum

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Bust of an elderly man, second half of 5th century
parian marble
overall: 56.5 x 21.3 cm (22 1/4 x 8 3/8 in.)
National Archaeological Museum, Athens

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Portrait of a priest, late 4th century
pentelic marble
overall: 43.5 x 21.6 cm (17 1/8 x 8 1/2 in.)
National Archaeological Museum, Athens

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Head of Aphrodite, 1st century
marble, possibly Parian (Marathi)
height: 15 3/4 in. (40 cm)
National Archaeological Museum, Athens

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Table support with Orpheus amid animals and birds, 4th century
marble
overall: 108.5 x 49 x 17.5 cm (42 11/16 x 19 5/16 x 6 7/8 in.)
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

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Table Support with the Good Shepherd, first half of 4th century
Prokonnesian marble
overall: 73 x 28 x 28.5 cm (28 3/4 x 11 x 11 1/4 in.)
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

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Table support with the Good Shepherd, mid-4th century
marble
overall height: 95.5 cm (37 5/8 in.)
Musem of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki

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Portrait of Alcibiades, late 3rd - early 4th century
mosaic
overall size: 90.5 x 110 x 3.5 cm (35 5/8 x 43 5/16 x 1 3/8 in.)
Archaeological Museum, Sparta

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Personification of the Sun, late 3rd - early 4th century
mosaic
overall size: 133 x 125 x 3.5 cm (52 3/8 x 49 3/16 x 1 3/8 in.)
Archaeological Museum, Sparta

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Plaque with a Dioskouros, 5th century
ivory with traces of gilding
height: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)
Acropolis Museum, Athens

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Plaques with scenes from the life of Achilles, first half of 4th century
ivory
Plaque A overall: 9.6 x 39.5 x 0.8 cm (3 3/4 x 15 9/16 x 5/16 in.)
Plaque B overall: 10.4 x 12.4 x 1 cm (4 1/8 x 4 7/8 x 3/8 in.)
Plaque C overall: 9.7 x 11.2 x 1.9 cm (3 13/16 x 4 7/16 x 3/4 in.)
Rethymno Archaeological Museum, Chania

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Funerary stela, 6th century
pentelic marble
without base: 37 x 36 x 12.5 cm (14 9/16 x 14 3/16 x 4 15/16 in.)
gross weight: 39 kg (85.979 lb.)
Epigraphic Museum, Athens

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Susanna and the Elders, early 5th century
fesco
overall: 170 x 127 x 5 cm (66 15/16 x 50 x 1 15/16 in.)
Musem of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki

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Solidus of Arkadios, 395 - 408
gold
diameter: 2 cm (13/16 in.)
Numismatic Museum, Athens

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Solidus of Theodosius II, 408 - 450
gold
diameter: 2 cm (13/16 in.)
Numismatic Museum, Athens

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Solidus of Justinian I, 527 - 565
gold
diameter: 2.05 cm (13/16 in.)
Numismatic Museum, Athens

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Consular solidus of Justinian I, 527-565
gold
diameter: 2.13 cm (13/16 in.)
Numismatic Museum, Athens

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Solidus of Tiberios II, 578 - 602
gold
diameter: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)
Numismatic Museum, Athens

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Solidus of Constantine IV, 668 - 685
gold
diameter: 2 cm (13/16 in.)
Numismatic Museum, Athens

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Solidus of Leo III, 717 - 741
gold
diameter: 2 cm (13/16 in.)
Numismatic Museum, Athens

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Solidus of Irene of Athens, 797 - 802
gold
diameter: 2 cm (13/16 in.)
Numismatic Museum, Athens

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Solidus of Basil I, 867 - 886
gold
diameter: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)
Numismatic Museum, Athens

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Solidus of Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus 913-945 (regency), 945 - 959
gold
diameter: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)
Numismatic Museum, Athens

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Histamenon of Nikephoros II Phokas, 963 - 969
gold
diameter: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)
Numismatic Museum, Athens

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Histamenon of Basil II, 976 - 1025
gold
diameter: 2.6 cm (1 in.)
Numismatic Museum, Athens

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Tetarteron of Theodora Porphyrogennete, 1055 - 1056
gold
diameter: 1.73 cm (11/16 in.)
Numismatic Museum, Athens

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Hyperpyron of Alexios I Komnenos, 1081 - 1118
gold
diameter: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)
Numismatic Museum, Athens

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Hyperpyron of John II Comnenus, 1118-1143
gold
diameter: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)
Numismatic Museum, Athens

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Hyperpyron of John III Vatatzes, 1221 - 1254
gold
diameter: 2.9 cm (1 1/8 in.)
Numismatic Museum, Athens

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Hyperpyron of Andronikos II Palaiologos, 1282 - 1328
gold
diameter: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)
Numismatic Museum, Athens

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Hyperpyron of John V Palaiologos, 1341 - 1391
gold
diameter: 2.5 cm (1 in.)
Numismatic Museum, Athens

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Bulla, Michael VI Stratiotikos, 1056 - 1057
gold
diameter: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)
Numismatic Museum, Athens

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Seal of Irene Comnene, 1222 - 1241
lead
diameter: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)
Numismatic Museum, Athens

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Reliquary, late 4th century
silver
overall size: 9.5 x 12 x 9.5 cm (3 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.)
Musem of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki

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Reliquary in the shape of a sarcophagus, 6th century
marble
overall size: 11 x 25.5 x 15 cm (4 5/16 x 10 1/16 x 5 7/8 in.)
Byzantine Museum of Naxos (Glezos Tower)

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Sigma tabletop, late 6th century
white marble
overall: 130 x 135 x 3.5 cm (51 3/16 x 53 1/8 x 1 3/8 in.)
Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth

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Column capital with doves, first half of 6th century
white marble
height: 28 cm (11 in.)
abacus: 40 x 40 cm (15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.)
Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Collection of Chania

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Pilaster capital with acanthus leaves, early 4th century
marble
height: 33.5 cm (13 3/16 in.)
width: 43 cm (16 15/16 in.)
depth: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)
Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki

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Mosaic decoration with a fountain, mid 5th century
gold, green, and blue glass tesserae
overall: 185 x 63 cm (72 13/16 x 24 13/16 in.)
Musem of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki

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Mosaic of the apostle Andrew, late 11th- early 12th century
glass, gold, and stone tesserae
overall: 176 x 101 cm (69 5/16 x 39 3/4 in.)
Archaeological Museum of Serres

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Fragment of a wall painting of the washing of the feet, 1360-1380
fresco
overall: 92 x 78 x 6 cm (36 1/4 x 30 11/16 x 2 3/8 in.)
Musem of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki

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Icon with the Raising of Lazarus, 12th century
egg tempera on wood
overall: 21.5 x 24 cm (8 7/16 x 9 7/16 in.)
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

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Processional icon of the Virgin Hodegetria (front) and the Man of Sorrows (back), last quarter of 12th century
tempera and silver on wood
overall size: 115 x 77.5 x 3.5 cm (45 1/4 x 30 1/2 x 1 3/8 in.)
Byzantine Museum, Kastoria

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Icon of the Prophet Elijah, 1180-1200
tempera on wood
overall: 124 x 62.5 x 4.5 cm (48 13/16 x 24 5/8 x 1 3/4 in.)
Byzantine Museum, Kastoria

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Icon of Christ Pantokrator, the Wisdom of God, late 14th century
egg tempra and gold on wood
overall size: 150 x 100 x 5 cm (59 1/16 x 39 3/8 x 1 15/16 in.)
Musem of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki

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Mosaic icon of the Virgin Episkepsis, late 13th century
glass, gold, and silver tesserae
overall: 107 x 73.5 cm (42 1/8 x 28 15/16 in.)
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

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Icon of the Crucifixion, first half of 14th century
tempera and gold on wood
overall: 103.6 x 84 x 4.5 cm (40 13/16 x 33 1/16 x 1 3/4 in.)
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

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Icon with scenes from the Passion, 1370s
egg tempera and gold on wood
overall size: 51 x 41 cm (20 1/16 x 16 1/8 in.)
Monastery of Vlatadon, Thessaloniki

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Icon of the archangel Michael, first half of 14th century
tempera and gold on wood
overall: 110 x 80 cm (43 5/16 x 31 1/2 in.)
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens
Gift of a Greek of Instanbul, 1958

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Processional icon of Three Hierarchs, first half of 14th century
egg tempera and gold on wood
overall: 126 x 90 cm (49 5/8 x 35 7/16 in.)
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

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Icon of Saint Athanasios, late 14th-early 15th century
tempera and silver on wood
overall: 72 x 46 x 2.5 cm ( 28 3/8 18 1/8 x 1 in.)
Byzantine Museum, Kastoria

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Icon of the Hospitality of Abraham, late 14th century
egg tempera and gold on wood
overall: 36 x 62.3 x 2.5 cm (14 3/16 x 24 1/2 x 1 in.)
Benaki Museum, Athens
©Benaki Museum, Athens, 2013

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Icon of the Transfiguration, second half of 15th century
egg tempera and gold on wood
overall: 44.9 x 36.1 cm (17 11/16 x 14 3/16 in.)
Benaki Museum, Athens
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Lectionary with portrait of the evangelist Matthew, late 11th century- early 12th century
ink and gold on parchment, paper
height: 32.3 cm (12 11/16 in.)
width: 25.2 cm (9 15/16 in.)
Musem of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki

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The divine liturgy of Saint Basil, 12th century
parchment
overall: 529.5 x 24.7 cm (208 7/16 x 9 3/4 in.)
rolled dimension: 66.04 x 25.4 cm (26 x 10 in.)
National Library of Greece, Athens

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The Adrianople Cross, late 10th-early 11th century
silver, iron core, partial gilding, and niello
overall: 51 x 30 cm (20 1/16 x 11 13/16 in.)
Benaki Museum, Athens
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Epitaphios, c. 1300
silk, gold, and silver wire on linen
overall: 72 x 200 cm (27 9/16 x 78 3/4 in.)
Musem of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki

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Wing of a triptych with the archangel Gabriel and bust of Saint Paul, 10th century
ivory
overall: 18.5 x 5.3 cm (7 5/16 x 2 1/16 in.)
Benaki Museum, Athens
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Miniature icon with archangel Michael, 13th century
steatite
overall: 6.5 x 5 x 0.7 cm (2 9/16 x 1 15/16 x 1/4 in.)
Benaki Museum, Athens
©Benaki Museum, Athens, 2013

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Miniature icon with the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, 14th century
steatite
overall: 10.6 x 8.7 cm (4 3/16 x 3 7/16 in.)
Benaki Museum, Athens
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Attributed to Andreas Ritzos (c. 1421- c. 1492) or Nicholaos Ritzos (doc. 1482 - 1503)
Triptych with the enthroned Virgin and child and saints, last quarter of the 15th century
egg tempera and gold on wood
overall: 20.7 x 42.7 x 4.8 cm (open) / 5.2 cm (closed) (8 1/8 x 16 13/16 x 1 7/8 in. (open)/ 2 1/6 in. (closed))
Benaki Museum, Athens
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Page from a Gospel book, 6th century
purple parchment, gold and silver letters
overall size: 31 x 27 cm (12 3/16 x 10 5/8 in.)
Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki

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The Four Gospels with portrait of the evangelist Matthew, mid-10th century
tempera, gold, and ink on parchment
overall: 34 x 25 cm (13 3/8 x 9 13/16 in.)
National Library of Greece, Athens

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New Testament with Saint John and his scribe Prochoros, mid-14th century
tempera, gold, and ink on paper
overall: 28 x 20 cm (11 x 7 7/8 in.)
National Library of Greece, Athens

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The Four Gospels, 1418
parchment
overall size: 22 x 16 cm (8 11/16 x 6 5/16 in.)
National Library of Greece, Athens

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Homer's Iliad, late 15th century
ink on paper
overall size: 29 x 21 cm (11 7/16 x 8 1/4 in.)
National Library of Greece, Athens

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Romance of Alexander the Great, 14th century
tempera, gold, and ink on paper
length: 32 cm (12 5/8 in.)
width: 24 cm (9 7/16 in.)
Hellenic Institute of Byzantine & Post Byzantine Studies, Venice

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Plaque with the ascension of Alexander the Great, 12th century
off-white marble, relief
length: 118 cm (46 7/16 in.)
width (above): 90 cm (35 7/16 in.)
width (below): 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)
Karababa Fortress Sculpture Display, Chalkis

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Floor mosaic with personification of Autumn, 4th century
marble, limestone, and glass tessarae
overall size: 240 x 100 x 3 cm (94 1/2 x 39 3/8 x 1 3/16 in.)
Archaeological Museum, Argos

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Bowl (trulla) with figure of Aphrodite, 7th century
silver with gilding
height: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)
diameter: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)
length with handle: 31.3 cm (12 5/16 in.)
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

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Plate with Christian cross, 7th century
silver with gilding and niello
diameter: 15.4 cm (6 1/16 in.)
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

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Lampstand or candelabrum, 7th century
silver
height: 21.9 cm (8 5/8 in.)
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

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Plate with Eros riding a sea monster, 6th-7th century
silver with gilding
diameter: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)
Benaki Museum, Athens
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Three spoons, 6th-7th century
silver and niello
11459-length: 25.2 cm (9 15/16 in.)
11463-length: 25.3 cm (9 15/16 in.)
11464-length: 25.2 cm (10 1/16 in.)
Benaki Museum, Athens
©Benaki Museum, Athens, 2013

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Fork, 11th -12th century
bronze
length: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)
Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth

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Fork, 11th -12th century
bronze
length: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)
Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth

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Fork, 11th- 12th century
bronze
length: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)
Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth

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Fork, 11th- 12th century
bronze
length: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)
Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth

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Fork, 11th-12th century
bronze
length: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)
Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth

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Plate with cheetah attacking a deer, mid-12th century
glazed earthenware with sgraffito decoration
height: 4.6 cm (1 13/16 in.)
rim diameter: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)
base diameter: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.)
Nea Anchialos Archaeological Collection

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Plate with musician and dancer, late 12th century
glazed earthenware with sgraffito and champlevé decoration
diameter: 21.2 cm (8 3/8 in.)
height: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)
Palace of the Grand Master, Rhodes

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Plate with bird and two griffins, late 12th - early 13th century
glazed earthenware with champlevé decoration
height: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)
rim diameter: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)
base diameter: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)
Benaki Museum, Athens
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Plate with a hunting eagle, late 12th- early 13th century
glazed earthenware with champlevé decoration
height: 5.2 cm (2 1/16 in.)
rim diameter: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.)
base diameter: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)
Archaeological Museum, Sparta

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Plate with lovers, first half of 13th century
glazed earthenware with champlevé decoration
diameter: 25.3 cm (9 15/16 in.)
height: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)
diameter of foot: 11.1 cm (4 3/8 in.)
Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth

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Bowl with bird, late 13th - early 14th century
glazed earthenware with sgraffito decoration
height: 8.3 cm (3 1/4 in.)
rim diameter: 14.3 cm (5 5/8 in.)
foot diameter: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.)
Musem of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki

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Bowl with dancer, first half of 13th century
glazed earthenware with sgraffito decoration
height: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)
rim diameter: 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in.)
base diameter: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.)
Benaki Museum, Athens
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Lamp and lampstand, 6th-7th century
brass
height: 28 cm (11 in.)
Benaki Museum, Athens
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Perfume flask, 13th - 14th century
glass
height: 27.5 cm (10 13/16 in.)
base: 6.5 x 4.5 cm (2 9/16 x 1 3/4 in.)
Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki

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Perfume flask, 14th - 15th century
glass
height: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)
diameter: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)
Musem of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki

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Perfume flask, late 14th - 15th century
glass
height: 24 cm (9 7/16 in.)
maximum diameter: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)
minimum diameter: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)
Patras Archaeological Museum

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Lamp, 11th - early 12th century
glass
height: 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.)
diameter: 9.1 cm (3 9/16 in.)
diameter: 6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.)
10th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities

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Comb with personifications of Constantinople, 6th century (?)
ivory
overall: 16.4 x 5.3 cm (6 7/16 x 2 1/16 in.)
Benaki Museum, Athens
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Comb with marine deities, 5th- 6th century
ivory
overall: 14.5 x 8.3 cm (5 11/16 x 3 1/4 in.)
Benaki Museum, Athens
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Necklace or ornament for a dress, 4th century
gold and precious stones; opus interrasile
overall size: 12.8 x 22.8 cm (5 1/16 x 9 in.)
Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens

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Pair of earrings with six-petal rosettes, 3rd-4th century
gold, rubies, emeralds, and lapis lazuli
overall: 3.9 x 1.6 cm (1 9/16 x 5/8 in.)
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

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Necklace and pair of earrings, 5th century
gold, sapphires, amethysts, and pearls
length necklace: 42.8 cm (16 7/8 in.)
height earrings: 8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.)
Benaki Museum, Athens
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Pair of bracelets, 6th century
gold
diameter: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)
Benaki Museum, Athens
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Pair of earrings, 6th-7th century
gold
overall: 3.5 x 2.3 cm (1 3/8 x 7/8 in.)
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

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Pair of gold earrings with palmette design, 7th century
Gold, pearls, and green glass beads
overall size: 4.8 x 2.5 cm (1 7/8 x 1 in.)
Historical Museum of Crete, Heraklion

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Bracelet, 6th - 7th century
gold
diameter: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.)
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

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Tubular amulet with chain, 7th century
gold
amulet overall size: 8 x 2.4 cm (3 1/8 x 15/16 in.)
chain length: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.)
diameter of discs/lids: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

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Chain with pendant, 6th-7th century
gold
length of chain: 91 cm (91 cm)
length of plaque: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.)
width: 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.)
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

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Necklace pendant with eagle grasping a serpent, 6th - 7th century
gold
height: 4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)
width: 3.15 cm (1 1/4 in.)
Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Museum, Athens

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Wristband (one of a pair), 9th-10th century
gold, glass, and cloisonné enamel
overall size: 7 x 8.6 x 6.6 cm (2 3/4 x 3 3/8 x 2 5/8 in.)
Musem of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki

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Pair of cresent-shaped earrings, 10th century
gold, enamel, and pearls
height: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)
width: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)
Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Museum, Athens

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Unknown Artist
Crescent-shaped earring, 10th century
gold, pearls, and cloisonné enamel
overall size: 4.3 x 2.8 cm (1 11/16 x 1 1/8 in.)
Historical Museum of Crete, Heraklion

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Earrings with Kufic inscriptions, first half of 10th century
gold, pearls, and cloisonné enamel
overall: 4.4 x 2.9 cm (1 3/4 x 1 1/8 in.)
National Archaeological Museum, Stathatos Collection, Athens

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Earrings with Kufic inscriptions, first half of 10th century
Gold, pearls, and cloisonné enamel
height: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)
width: 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)
National Archaeological Museum, Stathatos Collection, Athens

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Earring with Kufic inscriptions, first half of 10th century
Gold, pearls, and cloisonné enamel
height: 4.8 x 3.6 cm (1 7/8 x 1 7/16 in.)
National Archaeological Museum, Stathatos Collection, Athens

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Earring or ornament for a diadem, first half of 10th century
gold, garnets, pearls, sapphires, emeralds, and glass
height: 10.2 cm (4 in.)
width: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)
National Archaeological Museum, Stathatos Collection, Athens

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Unknown Artist
Pair of basket-shaped earrings, 11th - 12th century
gold and enamel
height: 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.)
Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Museum, Athens

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Unknown Artist
Pair of earrings with crosses, 9th - 10th century
silver
height: 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in.)
diameter: 4.13 cm (1 5/8 in.)
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

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Engagement ring, late 12th-13th century
gold with enamel
diameter: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)
National Archaeological Museum, Athens

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Gold ring, late 12th- 13th century
gold with enamel or niello
height: 2.67 cm (1 1/16 in.)
diameter: 2.6 cm (1 in.)
National Archaeological Museum, Athens

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Gold ring, late 12th- first half of 13th century
gold with enamel or niello
height: 2.6 cm (1 in.)
diameter: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.)
National Archaeological Museum, Athens

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Gold ring, late 12th- first half of 13th century
gold with enamel or niello
height: 2.6 cm (1 in.)
width: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)
length: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)
National Archaeological Museum, Athens

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Finger ring, late 12th- mid-13th century
gold with enamel or niello
height: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)
width: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)
National Archaeological Museum, Athens

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Finger ring, late 12th- first half of 13th century
gold with enamel or niello
height: 2 cm (13/16 in.)
diameter: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.)
bezel: 1.6 cm x 1.8 cm (5/8 in. x 11/16 in.)
National Archaeological Museum, Athens

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Finger ring, late 12th- first half of 13th century
gold with enamel or niello
height: 2.65 cm (1 1/16 in.)
diameter: 2.65 cm (1 1/16 in.)
National Archaeological Museum, Athens

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Signet ring of a Byzantine officer, 14th century
gold
diameter of band: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)
diameter of bezel: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)
Museum of Mistra

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Closure panel with lion and pseudo-Kufic inscription, c. 1000
marble
length: 89 cm (35 1/16 in.)
width: 58 cm (22 13/16 in.)
height: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)
Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth

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Closure panel with lion attacking a deer, late 10th - first half of 11th century
pentelic marble
overall: 101 x 69 x 12.5 cm (39 3/4 x 27 3/16 x 4 15/16 in.)
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

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Hinged bracelet with griffins, 11th century
silver and niello
height: 2.6 cm (1 in.)
diameter: 6.2 cm (2 7/16 in.)
Benaki Museum, Athens
©Benaki Museum, Athens, 2013

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Unknown Artist
Keystone of a vault with face composed of leaves, c. 1225-1236
sedimentary rock, possibly sandstone
overall size: 37 x 51 x 45 cm (14 9/16 x 20 1/16 x 17 11/16 in.)
Chloumoutsi (Clermont) Castle Museum

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Proskynetarion with Christ Pantokrator, second half of 14th century
marble
overall: 97 x 74 cm (38 3/16 x 29 1/8 in.)
Museum of Mistra

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The "Virgin of the Catalans", mid 15th century
fresco
overall: 112 x 154 cm (44 1/8 x 60 5/8 in.)
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

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Icon of Saint George and scenes from his life, 13th century
egg tempera and gold on wood
overall: 76.5 x 50 x 2 cm (30 1/8 x 19 11/16 x 13/16 in.)
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

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Icon of the Virgin and child, church feasts, and saints, mid-14th century
egg tempera and gold on wood, stucco, gold glass (verre églomisé)
overall: 42 x 30 x 1 cm (16 9/16 x 11 13/16 x 3/8 in.)
Benaki Museum, Athens
©Benaki Museum, Athens, 2013

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Icon of the Nativity, first quarter of 15th century
egg tempera and gold on wood
overall: 65.7 x 63.5 x 4 cm (25 7/8 x 25 x 1 9/16 in.)
Benaki Museum, Athens
©Benaki Museum, Athens, 2013

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Unknown Artist
Icon of Christ with the myrrhophores and a miracle of Saint Phanourios, first half of 15th Century
egg tempera and gold on wood
overall size: 115 x 63 cm (45 1/4 x 24 13/16 in.)
Museum of Holy Icons and Relics, Heraklion

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Unknown Artist
Icon of the Dormition of Saint Sabas, 15th century
egg tempera and gold on wood
overall size: 57.6 x 67.2 cm (22 11/16 x 26 7/16 in.)
Public Library of Lefkada

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Andreas Ritzos
Icon with IHS, second half of 15th century
egg tempera and gold on wood
overall: 63.5 x 44.5 cm (25 x 17 1/2 in.)
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens

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Andreas Pavias
Icon of the Crucifixion, second half of 15th century
egg tempera and gold on wood
overall: 83.5 x 59 cm (32 7/8 x 23 1/4 in.)
National Gallery, Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens

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Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections
October 6, 2013–March 2, 2014

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