Byzantine and Early Christian Antiquities
With a blossoming of scholarship and important museum exhibitions over the past two decades -- including Art of Late Rome and Byzantine at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in 1994, the seminal Glory of Byzantium at the Metropolitan Museum in New York in 1997, and Harvard and Yale’s Byzantine Women and Their World in 2003 -- objects from these periods have enjoyed renewed popularity and intense collecting interest. And with good reason. Byzantium was a cultural crossroads. It is where the classical age converged with the Enlightenment of Western Europe. It was the bridge between eastern culture and classicism. It fostered the formative centuries of the Christian theology. And it was the cradle of modern European civilization.
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