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.
Necklace, 4th century. Marion, Cyprus, Greece.
Bracelet, 9th - 10th century. Constantinople, Turkey. Image courtesy of the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki.
|me:||looks at pet sleeping|
|me:||oh, thank god, i thought you died|
|reading in head:||i'm practically a master of linguistics my pronunciations are perfect beyond compare|
|reading aloud:||*chokes on spit*|