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Byzantine Collection at Dumbarton Oaks

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Description The Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Collection is one of the finest collection s of artifacts from the Byzantine Empire. Spanning the imperial, ecclesiast ical, and secular realms, the collection comprises more than twelve hundred objects from the fourth to the fifteenth centuries. Among the most important objects are treasures of gold, silver, and bronze vessels used for the celebratio n of the Eucharist. Other outstandin g objects are late Roman and Byzantine jewelry, cloisonne enamels, glass and glyptics, ivory icons, and illuminate d manuscript s. The collection 's emphasis on objects of precious materials underscore s the conception of Byzantine art as luxury art. Neverthele ss, many of these objects - plates, boxes, belts, lamps, and even jewelry - had a practical function in Byzantine life.
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