Byzantine Gallery for HIST 3373
Imperial medallions were often worn to boast of one's status in society. This medallion is a partial belt. The engravings suggest a society that maybe practiced imperial worship?
Although produced during the Byzantine era, the figures depicted on this silver bucket are pagan gods. This could possibly show resistance to Christian conversion during the period.
The Byzantine kings used to offer gold crowns, crosses, and precious stones to certain churches. The Visigoths followed the same example, perhaps to curry favor with the church?
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
The Walters Art Museum
Museo Arqueológico Nacional
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