Byzantium jewelry completely opposes the church’s condemnation of excessive luxury.
But these pieces stand as a testament to the Byzantine affluence, social habits and technical achievements of their cosmopolitan culture.
Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections opens today!
Necklace, 4th century. Marion, Cyprus, Greece.
Bracelet, 9th - 10th century. Constantinople, Turkey. Image courtesy of the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki.
Gino Sarfatti desk lamp via http://www.demosmobilia.ch/
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Möbel Mann Germany 1960s via http://www.demosmobilia.ch/