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Anonymous. Lion and Gazelle, 724-743. Mosaic. Hisham’s Palace (Khirbat al-Mafjar), West Bank (Palestine). Eastern. 107. Anonymous. Quadriga, 9th century. 5 cm. From the treasury of the Aachen Cathedral. Musée de Cluny, Paris. Byzantine. 108 108. Anonymous. Leo VI in Proskynesis before Christ Enthroned, 9th-10th century. Mosaic. Hagia Sophia, Istanbul. Byzantine. 64 — Middle Ages — 109 109. Anonymous. Treasury, 710-715. Mosaic. Umayyad Mosque (or the Great Mosque of Damascus), Damascus. Eastern.
Solid, heavy Romanesque art was obliged vating beauty. Its stylised decoration has the merit of imitating to resist the delicacy of jewellery but Gothic art would not have nature through routine and repetition and is an example of real lived up to its reputation for elegance, delicate tracery and beauty in an ornamental style. filigree work if it had not triumphed in the goldsmith’s art as The chest is an invention of the Middle Ages. Its shape, well as in architecture. We would be prepared to wager that, size, and the richness and quality of the decoration depend on had more Gothic jewellery survived, we would have been able the period when it was made.
Egyptian Antiquity. 61 61. Anonymous. Headpiece with a serapi figure, Roman period, 117-138 CE. Gold, diameter: 22 cm. Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Egyptian Antiquity. 39 62 63 40 64 — Antiquity — 65 62. Anonymous. Two adornments depicting immortals, late Han dynasty, 2nd-3rd century CE. 5 x 4 cm. Musée national des Arts asiatiques - Guimet, Paris. Chinese Antiquity. 63. Anonymous. Incense burner in the shape of a Lian house, late Han dynasty, 20-220 CE. Ceramic with lead glaze, height: 15 cm. Musée national des Arts asiatiques - Guimet, Paris.