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Byzantine Art at Iconastas

To celebrate the wonderful exhibition of Byzantine Art at the Royal Academy, we are priviliged to be able to show selected items from the Sharpe, Constable-Maxwell and McAlpine Collections. Many of these objects have been beautifully encased in perspex by Darren Mayes and will be on show until the beginning of December.We are showing only a few examples here on the web-site.

Byzantine Buckle

     Byzantine Buckle
Byzantine..5/6th.Century bronze belt buckle, inlaid with a cross in kidney shaped garnets and green glass. The buckle has been examined by the British Museum declaring that the origin is Thrace (Bulgaria) and that the garnets are genuine.
Code: Kif_4335

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Byzantine Cross

     Byzantine Cross
Byzantine, 11th.Century , one of the finest bronze Processional Crosses we have ever seen, engraved with the Virgin Orans with the Christ Child in clothing suggestive of a warrior flanked by St's Peter and Paul. Provenance, the Constable-Maxwell Collection.4.75 x 3.75 ins. ( see Dalton page 559 for similar)
Code: Kif_1137

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